Multiple ways

Addis Jemari has multiple ways for you to support our program! One of those ways is through purchasing items from our Amazon Wishlist for our #AJStaff in Ethiopia. We have recently added a Canon PowerShot Camera to our wish list. This camera will be used by our Family Empowerment Coordinator to help our staff here […]

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A sign of love and respect

Feeding another person is a sign of love and respect in the Ethiopian culture. The larger the bite, the more love you have for someone. In the picture below Semere, our Programs Director is feeding Ababa, our guard and father figure of our #AJHouse. We challenge all of you to try honoring someone you love […]

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Every time you show us some love

Would you show us some love by helping us grow this Valentines Day? Every time you show us some love, you are helping AJ’s story to been seen by more individuals. Thank you for helping us grow by supporting us on social media! The more people that know about Addis Jemari and our mission to […]

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To keep up with their studies! Thank you all!

In November 2018, one of our founders, Suzanne Shoaf Ward, donated her 40th birthday to Addis Jemari. Suzanne’s goal was to raise enough money for a generator that was needed by the #AJhome, and here it is! Thank you all so much for your donations and love. This generator enables our home to keep running […]

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Blessings continue to rain down upon us!

A couple of our awesome #AJChampions have come together to help us strengthen our financial literacy program, which is one of our five core values. An amazing AJ Champion of ours, Karen Benesky Timmeny, stepped up and specifically designed this curriculum for us using concepts rooted in Biblical principles and positive psychology. Thank you, Karen! […]

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It’s true! Helping provide a new beginning

Did you know Addis Jemari actually means “New Beginnings” in Amharic, the national language most widely spoken in Ethiopia? It’s true! Helping provide a new beginning to the once orphaned and vulnerable teenage girls, children and families we serve in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is what we are all about. Jesus says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, […]

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Our mission team in action!

Thank you to our mission team, who is currently serving in Addis Ababa, for collecting donations of protein powder, pens, vitamins, and socks. These much-needed supplies will be shared amongst the various organizations we support within our community and within our AJ programs. To see our mission team in action, check in with us throughout […]

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Let’s Become part of the solution

Did you know that in Ethiopia there are 4.5 million orphans? Many children become orphans because of the negative effects of extreme poverty. There are countless number of parents in Ethiopia that are struggling today to give their children basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and education. After working in Ethiopia for several years, […]

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With New Grace!

“Each day is a rich and precious gift from God, with new grace and new opportunities.” Beautiful and exact words from Aksel J. Smith. #welovebecausehefirstlovedus #LoveBig #AJFamily

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Through the stories of…

The AJ Girls and staff have recently been studying the book of Luke in Bible Study. Through the stories of Zechariah and Mary, our girls learned the difference in reacting to life changes out of fear and unbelief, verses having faith and trusting in God. Will you pray with us that God will continue to […]

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