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...
A Book’s Tale

A Book’s Tale

Hi! My title is Little Lion. My sentences are short because I like to teach kindergarten children who are just learning to put sounds to words. One of my best features is the colorful pictures on my pages. The children love looking at my pictures! They invite them...
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: ...
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...
Blessed with Food ~ Part 2

Blessed with Food ~ Part 2

Read Part 1 “Alongside a Single Mom” here.  Mulu and other mothers of the children at our Mana Gammachuu kindergarten received the almost unbelievable news – the Christians were going to provide a much-needed supply of food!  Corn had been planted and would be...
Alongside a Single Mom ~ Part 1

Alongside a Single Mom ~ Part 1

Our little kindergarten in Ethiopia is a special place indeed. But don’t picture classrooms with bright lighting, colorful furnishings and a variety of teaching materials. There is nothing that resembles our Western idea of what early education should look like...