What began as an outcast leper community eighty years ago has now grown into Korah, an urban slum with an estimated 130 000 people situated near the city garbage dump in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The community is consumed with poverty, where families are broken apart through desperation, illness, and death. OUR MISSION STATEMENT: "Loosening the yoke of extreme poverty in Korah, Ethiopia and bringing hope to those who live there." Isaiah 58:6-7 KEEPING FAMILIES HEALTHY & TOGETHER!
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Brother Sister Friend Mail Delivered – Over 350 kids!!
How much fun to be able to deliver mail from one side of the
world to the other!! And how much more fun when you are delivering it from one
child to another!! It was such a blessing to have this opportunity and it
required many hours of work by many people, not only behind the scenes in
Canada, but at the scene in both Korah and the Sheshemene Boarding School.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE IN ETHIOPIA, CANADA AND THE U.S. WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE!!
Eden is thrilled to be matched with her NEW Sister Friend Addison
Below you will see some of the photographs showing the
Brother Sister Friend (BSF) party we had in Korah.
It was wild and crazy! Over 240
children attended and I am so thankful for EVERY leader and helper that came to
the party to help out… we could not have done it without you!! There were goodie bags and letters to
deliver, to translate from English to Amharic, to write from Amharic to English,
NEW Brother Sister Friend cards to fill out, songs to sing, cookies and soda to
give out and crowds to control… FUN! FUN! FUN!
And we were all exhausted by the end of it! :)
Further down you will also see pictures from our trip south
of Addis to the Sheshemene Boarding School.
Many of these children are also matched with Brother Sister Friends and
they too were very excited to receive their new mail. As you will see in these photos… there is
quite a contrast in the surroundings as all of these Sheshemene children are also
from Korah, but have been sponsored through Project 61 to attend this beautiful
boarding school. You will see in these
photos what a blessing this amazing ministry is to these children.
In summary, on this weekend, it didn’t matter whether you
were from Sheshemene or Korah, sponsored or not, many kids were reminded that
they are important, they have a friend who cares for them, thinks of them and
prays for them… Over 250 children received personal mail, but over 150
ADDITIONAL CHILDREN attended and they also want Brother Sister Friends…. SO, IF YOU OR YOUR CHURCH would like to be
a part of this program PLEASE contact Erika at firstname.lastname@example.org WE NEED MORE BROTHER AND SISTER FRIENDS FROM
U.S. OR CANADA!
ENJOY the BSF parties below… I am sure they will warm your
BSF PARTY IN KORAH
We had to make three trips to the Korah shop to purchase
enough soda for everyone...throngs of children filled the pews
and many more spilled out into the courtyard - over 240 attended!
Everyone was excited to receive mail from their BSF!
Everyone took time to write back to their BSF
Many needed translators -THANK YOU to everyone who helped!
Here are just a few of the 100+ additional children
who came for the first time and filled out NEW CARDS, hoping they too will be matched with their own BSF
SODA AND COOKIES - A BIG TREAT!!
Watch the progression...
This little girl is so excited to have her soda!
"Good to the very last drop!!"
DELIVERING BSF MAIL
TO KORAH KIDS LIVING AT
SHESHEMENE BOARDING SCHOOL
All the students were excited to read their letters & cards.
Emily and Berhanu help to translate and write letters in return
Over 50 NEW kids from Sheshemene filled out cards
and are now waiting to be matched with a BSF!
To learn more about the Brother Sister Friend program