Equipped for the Future!

Equipped for the Future!

Who can forget how exciting it is to reach the end of a school year and feel that sense of accomplishment and/or relief that you have completed a grade? Our Level 2 kindergarten kids were celebrated several weeks ago as they finished their time at our Mana Gammachuu...
Responding to a Great Need: Literacy

Responding to a Great Need: Literacy

You might not know this about Ethiopia… Almost half of the 119,790,000 who live there are under 15   Over 80% live in rural areas w/o modern conveniences like electricity or running water.   AREA COMPARATIVE:   WHO CAN READ Adult males:  59% Adult females: ...
Meeting Needs ~ Opening Doors

Meeting Needs ~ Opening Doors

The majority of the children at our kindergarten in Ethiopia are from Muslim homes and have been identified for placement and a free education because of their deep poverty.  The pastoral staff of the village church visit the families of our students to establish...
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...
Teaching Teachers

Teaching Teachers

Eight teachers were given a wonderful opportunity to focus on methodology and strategic approaches for teaching young children reading and writing skills prior to entry to first grade.  Our three Mana Gammachuu kindergarten teachers plus five missionaries spent five...
Strong and Courageous Women

Strong and Courageous Women

by Becky Burns In the rural village in Ethiopia where our kindergarten is located, to be a wife and mother is to shoulder a heavy burden.  The living conditions in and around the village are completely unimaginable to someone with first-world sensibilities.  I’ve been...