Raise A Hallelujah

Raise A Hallelujah

by Joy Casey Ten years ago our Director of Evangelism, Pastor Zerihun, approached us about starting a work among an Ethiopian tribe of about 20,000 people that had no indigenous church and only one Christ-follower.  Zerihun had been discipling this man for several...
Establish the Work of Our Hands

Establish the Work of Our Hands

ETERNAL GOD, ESTABLISH THE WORK OF OUR HANDS Psalm 90:17 The yardstick used to asses everything we do at NewLife Ethiopia is whether our plans and actions have eternal significance or not.  Humanitarian work is useful for the here and now, but leveraged to bring...
“The Starving is Very Acute”

“The Starving is Very Acute”

by Joy Casey “The starving is very acute,” lamented missionaries and local leaders as they gratefully unloaded the bags of maize procured from the generous donations of our friends.  Four Muslim villages received food aid in June, July and August; every month the need...
A Way to a Community’s Heart

A Way to a Community’s Heart

As we have been sharing, people in Ethiopia where NewLife is working are experiencing a terrible famine. 2 drought cycles = ZERO crops harvested Village people are sustenance farmers living off the land.  If the maize (corn) or teff (Ethiopian wheat) cannot grow, the...
Bursting at the Seams with Kids!

Bursting at the Seams with Kids!

It should come as no surprise that children’s programs in our new church plants are bursting at the seams.  Forty-two percent of Ethiopia’s population is under the age of 15! How would your church handle 220 wiggly children between the ages of 7 and14?  Or perhaps...
Running with Endurance

Running with Endurance

by Joy Casey It has been a year since the world essentially shut down.  Travel has been curtailed, especially to overseas destinations, which means our U.S. staff has not had feet on the ground in Ethiopia for 14 months… Unheard of!  We are truly thankful for...