Enable people to live a decent life
The plight in Ethiopia is alarmingly great. We want to help poor, sick and disabled people and relieve their distress. “Break your bread for the hungry, and they who are without shelter in misery, lead into the house.” Isa. 58.7
The need of the people
As we walk through the streets of Ethiopia, we see many poor and sick people sitting on the roadside. These people have no one to take care of them, because there is no health or social insurance in Ethiopia. Normally, children take care of their parents as they grow older or get sick – just as we know it from the Bible. But what if someone no longer has a family? Or if the family itself is so poor that they can not help? The poor and sick people are then completely on their own and have to pay for everything themselves. If a treatment is due, the money must first be paid, otherwise it will not be treated. And when people come into retirement age, when their strength wears off, they have to cope without any government help.
Again and again people come to us with such needs and ask us for help. They neither know nor come in and have no one else to turn to. In a country like Ethiopia, we are inevitably confronted with such fates. Especially through the many communities in the country, with which we work together, we get a deep insight into the poverty of the people. The need is often so great that the elders turn to us by letter for help. The rural communities are unable to help, most believers are themselves very poor. This is how we started to help the needy. It is important to us to give people a decent life through our aid project: accommodation, food for the day, clothing and medical help in case of illness. We personally look after the poor in our project; they are visited by our employees in Ethiopia and may know that they are not alone.
How can you help?
Every donation for the aid to the poor is welcome. It is also possible to sponsor a needy person in Ethiopia. If you have any questions, please contact us.
An example from the poor relief...
The story of Asefash Asefash is an old, faithful woman whom we have supported for several years. She is unmarried and has no family who could take care of her. She used to work, usually in the daily wage as a maid, until she was too old for it. As a day laborer, she could not do anything for later. To make matters worse, Asefesch gradually lost her sight until she went completely blind.
With the monthly support she gets, she can afford a small room. She does not need to worry about the daily bread and knows that she gets help when she gets sick and needs medical help. Asefash is very grateful for this help. For her part, she began to pray for the mission – this service especially appeals to the old sister. So far, Asefash has no godfather. It will be carried by us as a mission until we find a godfather for you.