Importance of Education in Our Programs

Importance of Education in Our Programs

Education is one of the cornerstones of our two programs in Ethiopia. At AJ Home and through our Family Empowerment Program, education provides the children we serve with the resources needed to help them experience a brighter future! In Ethiopia, education is...
Hard, But So Good

Hard, But So Good

My August 2022 Trip with Addis JemariBy: Becky Highsmith, Team Leader “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” — Psalm 126:3 Traveling overseas to a developing country is always an adventure, especially on a short-term mission trip. This...
AJ Home…. Where it All Got Started

AJ Home…. Where it All Got Started

The AJ Home is very special to us because it is how our organization began working in Ethiopia! It is a family home setting where once orphaned and vulnerable teenage girls enjoy a real sense of security and belonging — where they learn and grow together, and share...
Exciting FEP Update

Exciting FEP Update

You are such a vital part of our mission, and we don’t want you to miss out on this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of fifty new families at our Family Empowerment Center.   These new families just started in the program on August 1, and we’ve been going...
Fifty Families Graduate from FEP

Fifty Families Graduate from FEP

Drumroll, please… our first 50 families graduated from our Family Empowerment Program! We are excited to announce that our first group of 50 families graduated from our Family Empowerment Program last month! This was three years in the making, and we could not be...
Update on Hemela & IGA

Update on Hemela & IGA

Three years ago, at our 2019 Night of New Beginnings, we shared about Hermela. At the time, she lived in a small shelter made of wood and plastic with her sons, Abel and Tsegaye. She struggled to put food on the table for her children. Soon after we met her, Hermela...