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 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...
Daniel and Hana – One Adopted, One Rescued

Daniel and Hana – One Adopted, One Rescued

Rahel added a little boy to her family of three daughters, ages 18, 16 and 11, with the adoption finalization of Baby Daniel.  Rahel was widowed four years ago and maintains her home in the capital city of Addis Ababa.  She earns a good living as owner of a men’s...
These Babies Are Our Challenge

These Babies Are Our Challenge

The words of an adoptive dad in the video below, “These babies are our challenge…” is the heart of an upcoming adoption seminar NewLife is hosting in Shashemene, Ethiopia.  Our orphanage director has met with leaders of evangelical churches asking for their support to...