Sing a new song to the Lord

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 16, 2018 9:28:21 PM / by World Vision Staff posted in Christian Discipleship, Impact Stories, WV, Ethiopia

Yerosen.jpg

Yerosen’s earliest experiences with Sunday school left her with little understanding of Jesus’ love. But after her church participated in the Ethiopia Christian Discipleship Project, she learned to love stories from the Bible and found her voice in the church choir.

Although Yerosen’s parents faithfully brought her to church each Sunday as a child, she says that she really didn’t learn much about Jesus.

Read More [fa icon="angle-right"]

"I never thought I could be able to read"

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2016 4:36:06 PM / by World Vision Staff posted in Ethiopia, Education, Impact Stories, Women and Girls, WV

Regatu

Regatu said she never dreamed she would be able to read and understand a story on her own. That is, until World Vision implemented a Literacy Boost program near her home in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia.

Regatu (pictured in the middle) began regularly attending a weekend reading club with two of her sisters and her brother. The club reinforces and supplements the lessons they learn at school. 

Read More [fa icon="angle-right"]

Christian Discipleship is building confidence in children in Ethiopia

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 25, 2016 1:37:04 PM / by Mesrach Ayele, World Vision Ethiopia posted in Ethiopia, Christian Discipleship, Impact Stories, WV

sahle.jpg

The Gurage area is located 195 kilometers southwest of Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. People in this area are known for being hard workers and successful entrepreneurs. Along with that commendable trait, comes the fact that they prefer to lead a very cautious and quiet life, causing others to perceive them as submissive and meaningless. Gurage is a place where people still hold onto this dangerous cultural practice that can effect children and women specifically. The demeaning word used for them is tokenet,which means minor or insignificant. This attitude makes them feel dejected, rendering them incapable of standing up for themselves over time. Those who are labeled are not allowed to take part in any cultural activity or public gathering.

Read More [fa icon="angle-right"]