Highs and Lows – Day Three

Highs and Lows – Day Three

by Joy Casey  Today was a long day full of challenges, disappointment and joy.  We pulled into the parking lot of our hotel just as the sun set.  Dusty, parched and ready to be done with unbelievable “roads,” my attention is now focused on sharing bits and pieces of...
Turning Grumpy Into Happy (or at least non-antagonistic)

Turning Grumpy Into Happy (or at least non-antagonistic)

It makes sense that when you do something nice for your grumpy neighbor’s child, the neighbor becomes less grumpy. You might even get a smile or a friendly hello. We have found a similar response is garnered in villages hostile to the Gospel when Christ-followers do...
Loving Children From a ‘Deep Heart’

Loving Children From a ‘Deep Heart’

The 2022-23 school year is finished. American children are in the thick of summer vacation, leaving ABC’s behind for a few months. It is the same for youngsters in a Mus!im village in Ethiopia where we have an early education center for 60 children from the...
Valuing the One

Valuing the One

by Joy Casey  I hope everyone working in another country has co-workers as superb as those NewLife Ethiopia has.  Abebe has worked alongside me since I ventured to Ethiopia sixteen years ago.  He has been a colleague and mentor patiently broadening my understanding of...
New Shoes for the First Time

New Shoes for the First Time

Fayo and Moti are twin boys born in a Mus!im village in Ethiopia. Securing a spot in our 2-year kindergarten program for the brothers was their mother’s strong desire.  The boys’ father, Abiti, is a farmer, but the land has been dry and unforgiving. It has not...
The ABC’s – A Bridge to Christ

The ABC’s – A Bridge to Christ

by Joy Casey Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours.  Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion for the world is to look out; yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good; and yours are the hands with...