What can we say about Laura Kilcrease?

That depends on how much time you have…we could go on and on about her! Laura is our volunteer social media coordinator and #AJChampion extraordinaire. Laura has a huge passion to further the AJ mission through her talents on social media, and also pitches in whenever and wherever needed. She LOVES BIG, and we are so thankful […]

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It was such a joyous Holiday!

Our #AJFamily celebrated Easter this past weekend, and it was such a joyous occasion! They spent much quality time together, preparing Easter lunch and eating as a family to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Our program director, Sima, said this of our guard, Ababa, “Ababa was smiling while we were trying to capture our family photo, and […]

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Financial Literacy!

When establishing Addis Jemari, we believed in order to make the biggest impact we needed to teach our #AJGirls five core values. In doing so, we could achieve our mission of educating, encouraging and empowering the girls who come through our doors and subsequently the families of Addis Ababa. UNICEF’s most current statistics report there are 4.5 […]

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Finishing in the top 20!

All of our AJ girls passed their first semester of school, finishing in the top 20 percent of their class! Praise God! We are so proud of them. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for National Exams. Our girls are in grades this year that requires a National Exam that determines the […]

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A way for us to show his love!

We read an amazing article on Fair Trade this week and wanted to share it with our #AJFamily! It talks about how when you purchase fair trade products, it is practicing Christian values. Our favorite part was this, “Jesus envisioned a world where we truly loved our neighbors. (Mark 12:31). Fair trade is a way for […]

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Meet Leila Shikur

We are pleased to have Leila Shikur join our AJ staff in Ethiopia as our current social worker! She was born in Nazareth, which is south of Addis Ababa. She enjoys helping others and seeing them rise to their potential. Leila obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Adama University in 2007 and her […]

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AJ home Bible Study

This month, our girls are continuing their study of the Gospel of Luke. At Bible Study last week, the girls discussed Luke 5:1-39. There is so much goodness in Luke, chapter 5…the lesson of unquestioning obedience to the Lord in the story of the miraculous catching of fish, how the disciples would now become “fishers […]

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Garden beds for AJ home

A huge thank you to Charlie’s Heart Foundation for providing and building two amazing garden beds for the #AJHome during their visit earlier this month. We are growing lettuce, peppers, garlic, radishes, and rosemary…all foods, seasonings and spices that are used in everyday cooking in our kitchen. Our #AJGirls and staff couldn’t be more excited about this fun, ongoing project that […]

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Family Night

During Family Night at Addis Jemari last weekend, our Executive Director, Cindy Douglass, took the #AJGirls to a movie to see “Black Panther.” Just like teenagers here in America, these girls loved having a night out to see an amazing movie! #AJFamily #FamilyNight #TimeWellSpent

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Discipleship

Discipleship is a huge part of what we do at Addis Jemari. It is “our why.” During the month of February, the #AJGirls and staff studied the book of Luke in their weekly Bible Study. They have been looking at the life of Jesus, realizing that God sent His son for ALL people! They have been studying […]

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