Sunday, January 31, 2010

Challenges & Issues

There are several challenges and issues facing the FH/E CHH program.

  • Office evacuation from the current space: The government has provided the current office space for the last 3 years, however due to a shortage of offices we were told to move. We moved to 2 spaces because we couldn’t find a single space large enough. Consequently, the children do not have adequate play ground space. Also, the staff has not been able to focus on their normal activities while looking for new spaces.
  • Impediment of legalizing the land process of Melkete:
    The legalization of Melkete’s land is still not finalized. The government needs to demarcate her land by putting a stone to show how much land she is given. She will legally own the land once this is done. Tilahun, a social worker, is patiently and diligently working to finalize this process.


  • Alemtsaye is facing a spiritual oppression:
    Alemtsaye is facing several challenges because of her spiritual oppression. This has caused her to miss 2 consecutive weeks of school, as well as causing her to try to hurt herself and others. Her close friend, Tseganesh, tries to protect her. The house she lives in does not allow her to attend church easily and she needs to go to church so that she may come to know Jesus and grow in Christ. Alemtsaye’s guardian needs encouragement to come to Christ in order to positively affect Alemtsaye’s faith base.

Please lift these challenges up to the Lord and pray He will help us to overcome them.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

We have updates from Zeway!

We have many updates we’d like to share with you and will be posting them over the next few weeks. We thought we would start off with Prayer requests.

Prayer Requests
  • Pray for the leaders in ZECF (Zeway Evangelical Church Fellowship) to give them strong focus on the first round of training on “God, the poor and the church” so that they may implement it in their respective churches.
  • For Waqo Tunie as he has found himself in a very desperate situation and feels a deep sense of loneliness in his social interactions. Please lift him up in your prayers so he may be comforted and that the Lord will help him overcome this difficult situation.
  • Pray for Alemtsehay to be freed from Satan’s oppression and possession.
  • Pray for Demelash Beshir who is newly included in CHH (Child Head of Household). His mother died recently and he is experiencing much grief and suffering. He lives with his sister and three brothers and is currently the orphan head of household. Please also pray for his salvation.

Stay tuned for more updates & photos in the coming days.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Materials from Ethiopia and Development 101 Event

For those of you able to make it to last Saturday's Ethiopia and Development 101 event, you got to experience an incredible education! Andrew Simons, program director for FH Ethiopia, shared a wealth of knowledge on living and working in Ethiopia, international development, the plight of Ethiopian orphans, and much more. Below are the materials he shared with us, in case you want to learn more...

Ethiopia Presentation
Logical Framework for Orphan Project in Zeway
Ethiopia Test Questions