Remembering Birth Families

Remembering Birth Families

by Joy Casey  Driving five hours from the capital city, we arrived in the city where we are bringing all 40 of our missionaries and their wives for a much-deserved retreat. I am traveling with Dinah Monahan, her companion, Mars Pera, and our Country Manager and his...
VIP Visitors

VIP Visitors

by Joy Casey Abebe is our Ethiopia Country Manager and his wife, Abonesh, is head of our Finance Department in Ethiopia.  NewLife has been working alongside this super duo for 16 years and together we have guided the growth of NewLife as God opened doors. When I flew...
Easter Dinner and Adoption Touchpoints

Easter Dinner and Adoption Touchpoints

by Joy Casey  I am back in the capital city of Addis Ababa.  My work in the countryside is done and now I switch gears to a cosmopolitan atmosphere with all the trappings that go with a city of 5.5 million residents.  Bad roads defined the first week of travel,...
A Personal Reflection

A Personal Reflection

by Becky Burns As I’ve been preparing to retire at the end of 2022, a lot of time has been spent looking back over the 15 years I’ve had the privilege to serve this ministry.  There have been incredible blessings, miracles and “only God” moments, as well as some of...
A Season of Change

A Season of Change

by Joy Casey When facing a transition of some sort or other I ruefully remind myself there is only one constant in this life:  change.  Change can be invigorating or dreaded — sometimes both — with nostalgia usually thrown into the mix. Becky Burns has...
The Favoloso Five of Mana Gammachuu

The Favoloso Five of Mana Gammachuu

As Ethiopia issued the news that it was closing down international adoptions, causing the U.S. State Department to stop processing adoption paperwork, we had five children who we were able to place in Italian families in 2018.  We have been so blessed to be in good...