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...
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...
Faithful To His Word

Faithful To His Word

Thank You Lord for being a Father to the fatherless. Psalm 68:5 Thank You for watching over and sustaining Fadhe and Singten when they were abandoned and helpless. Psalm 146:9 Thank You for rescuing them when they had no one. Job 29:12 Thank you for their monthly...
Precious New Babes

Precious New Babes

In the last two months we have received several new babies at the Joyful Place orphanage in Shashemene.  All were found abandoned – near a fence, outside of a health clinic, by a mosque or in a church yard. Most every one needed immediate treatment at the hospital for...
Without Options

Without Options

by Becky Burns A pregnant, unmarried young woman in Ethiopia is in an extremely difficult spot.  She is virtually unemployable and no man wants to marry a woman with a child not his own. Living with her parents while trying to raise the child can mean shame and...