God’s Fingerprints

God’s Fingerprints

by Joy Casey There is just nothing like a newborn baby.  So helpless, so soft, so … new.  When I was at the orphanage a couple of months ago, I was drawn to an exquisite baby girl named Biftu.  She had just come to us after an off-duty policewoman found her on a...
Our Father’s Heart

Our Father’s Heart

Kubsa’s story began with trauma and separation, but he is now enveloped in the loving care of a mom, dad and three big sisters.  His new name is Samuel.  He has a miracle story of how God saw him left outside a church, how he was rescued and placed in safe place, and...
A Future and a Hope

A Future and a Hope

by Joy Casey When a child enters our orphanage the staff sends us a report telling about the child – where he or she was found and by whom, the condition of the child and all vital statistics.  This report is accompanied with a picture or two.  Then we get updates and...
A Joyful Place! – Day Six

A Joyful Place! – Day Six

by Joy Casey Our orphanage director and nurse arranged a meeting with the Mayor of Shashemene, Awoke Yirdaw, so at 9 a.m. we stepped into his beautiful, spacious office.   He is a Christian brother and graciously listened to each of us explaining the purpose of our...
Children Are a Heritage From the Lord

Children Are a Heritage From the Lord

by Joy Casey  It’s late and I am tired.  The flight from the U.S. had a few hiccups this time around leaving me with four hours of sleep before driving to our orphanage today.  I just took a cool shower.  It was cool partly because I am hot and sticky and need to cool...
An Empty Orphanage?

An Empty Orphanage?

We have happy news to share! Two of our babies were adopted recently into strong Christian families. This certainly is wonderful news, but not surprising. All of our little ones in our Mana Gammachuu (Joyful Place) orphanage are adopted by Christ-followers. What sets...