Joyful Christmas Giving

Joyful Christmas Giving

Each year at Christmas time we have the great joy and privilege of passing along your generosity to men, women and children in Ethiopia who are in very desperate circumstances.  It is hard for them to imagine why someone across the world would share their abundance...
Giving A Smile

Giving A Smile

Shop for everyone on your gift list this Christmas at smile.amazon.com and Amazon donates to NewLife Ethiopia! If you already use Amazon, there is a super-easy way to make your purchases count!  Just go to smile.amazon.com/ch/81-3431164 and select NewLife Ethiopia as...
Bless Our Babies

Bless Our Babies

Right now there are fifteen abandoned babies at the Mana Gammachuu orphanage.  All but one are under one year old.  Just try to imagine in only one day how many diaper changes happen, how many bottles of formula are needed, how many cries are responded to with a...
Celebrating Home!

Celebrating Home!

by Becky Burns No matter how many times I see an email in my inbox talking about another baby adopted from our Joyful House care center, it never feels “ordinary” or business-as-usual. I am always amazed. I really shouldn’t be surprised – after all, God loves these...
Once upon a time…

Once upon a time…

by Becky Burns Every story begins somewhere but for the abandoned babies at our Joyful Place orphanage, we simply don’t know the details of how their stories began.  The orphanage staff have to estimate how old each one is based on developmental and physical signs. ...
“We see the love of God!”

“We see the love of God!”

by Becky Burns When I was in the grocery store this week, the woman in line in front of me said, “I used to fill five bags with groceries.  Now I can barely afford to fill three.”  All of us here in the U.S. are feeling the effects of rising costs for food and other...