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 Future and a Hope

A Future and a Hope

by Joy Casey When a child enters our orphanage the staff sends us a report telling about the child – where he or she was found and by whom, the condition of the child and all vital statistics.  This report is accompanied with a picture or two.  Then we get updates 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...
Unto Us A Child Is Given

Unto Us A Child Is Given

by Joy Casey  When I ponder the responsibility God has given us to meet every need of abandoned babies placed in our Joyful Place orphanage, I am sobered.  With grave economic instability in Ethiopia and people tightening their belts here at home, a wee bit of anxiety...
Giving Thanks for You!

Giving Thanks for You!

We are grateful for the pause our country takes every November to reflect on the bounty with which we have been blessed.  This causes us to turn to God with thankful hearts acknowledging that everything comes from Him and exists by His power and is intended for His...