A leper community of up to 130,000 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
God led us to this destitute community named Korah, where His precious children are living in extreme poverty; in garbage dumps and makeshift homes filled with darkness. The community is consumed with poverty, where families are broken through illness, death and persecution.
Visit our Hope for Korah website www.hopeforkorah.com
Partnering with Kore Great Hope Charities
Partnering with Kore Great Hope Charities in Korah - Children's Shelter (blue fence) & church is directly across the road.
PRAYER WARRIORS NEEDED!! Perhaps you remember earlier posts and prayer requests for little Abraham. Again, he is in need of urgent prayer!! Abraham just been diagnosed with TB and is very lethargic, coughing and sleeping a lot. TB is not a good situation for anyone but it is even more serious in Abraham's case because of his existing medical condition. He has Down Syndrome with multiple health issues including heart complications – please see link below for earlier post. Please pray! WE NEED A MIRACLE for this little boy! Please pray for complete healing and for strength and hope for Yangoosey, his mother who loves her son deeply. It has been such a difficult struggle for her to watch him be sick so often…
Supporting Income Generation is one way we ‘Stand With Korah’ – giving destitute men and women the opportunities to leave their life of begging and/or surviving off the garbage dump and instead learning new skills so that they may become self-reliant, providing for their own families. Income generation offers hope and a future.
I’d like you to meet Alayu. This small excerpt will give you a glimpse of what it is like to live in Korah and why we are so committed to serving those who live there.
Recently I had a very sobering visit with Himanot, a widow and mother of three, who has spent the last 13 years trying to provide for her children by scavenging off the city garbage dump in Korah. She is now, also caring for her 12 year old nephew Alayu who is HIV positive and whose mother recently died, leaving him an orphan. Because of his life
Two thousand thirteen has been a good year in Korah… and a
hard year in Korah. We have witnessed
the harsh realities of extreme poverty. The deep pain and bondage it brings to families
- hunger, sickness, separation, uncertainty and fear. We have also experienced the huge difference
that HOPE brings - health, security, self-worth, confidence, anticipation for the
future and joy. Together with the help
of many Hope for Korah has had the
opportunity to come alongside those who are living in these realities: the widows,
orphans, families and lepers of Korah. We do so by partnering with Ethiopian nationals
‘Kore Great Hope Charities’because we believe they know their
community best. Together we are empowering
the poor by developing programs such as the Family Sponsorship Program - a holistic approach to breaking the
cycle of poverty for the entire family, Income
Generation Program - building skills that lead to self-reliance, Berta Breakfast Feeding Program- Crisis Intervention for malnourished
children, as well as a Kindergarten, Day
Care and Elderly Home for Lepers.
Most recently, we are partnering with the Medical
Clinic that serves many of the needy living in Korah.
None of this would have been possible without the prayer and generous support ofthose
who have come alongside us. Lives are
truly being changed and we have had the privilege to witness this first
hand. We are thankful for each person
who helped to make a real difference and stood with Korah this past year. God
provided all that was needed and much was accomplished. We now have a new year ahead of us and trust God
has great things in store. Our projected budget
for 2014 is $200,000. Half of this is
already pledged through sponsorships and donations on hand. In order to meet
the total needs for the year, our goal is to raise the remaining $100,000, and
we are excited to share the news that our recent fundraiser ‘An Evening for Korah’ gave us a great
start with $26,000. This means we need
to raise $74,000 for the 2014 ministry year.
So, we would like to invite you to join us and
STAND WITH KORAH
We believe God has NOT forgotten the people of Korah, but
has a plan for this community and continues to bring others to stand alongside
them. We invite you to be one of those
people.Any gift, great or small,
is important and will help loosen the yoke of poverty in Korah.
Thank you for
prayerfully considering how YOU could STAND WITH KORAH.
We wish you
and your family a very Merry Christmas filled with great hope and joy,