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200 Youth Have New Hope in Arada, Ethiopia

September 19th, 2012 | Posted by | Ethiopia | Ethiopia Blog | Addis Ababa | Home Page | Children | Ethiopia | Home Page | General | Home Page | Ethiopia | Ethiopia Blog | Merkato | Uncategorized

Streetchildren eating a daily meal provided by LIA church partners

Less than 18 months ago, 200 youth and their families were hopeless. They spent their waking moments in search of physical sustenance. Now, they’re physical needs are being met, their confidence and skills being raised, and they are beginning to look beyond tomorrow, for long-term (perhaps eternal) spiritual sustenance. What, in this world, is more rewarding then seeing the Kingdom come one step closer, one community at a time?

For more than a decade, LIA has pioneered its transformational development model in Ethiopia, specifically targeting homeless and at-risk youth, among other vulnerable groups.

This month marks the halfway point in one of those integrated programs, and we wanted to take pause to celebrate how far this community has come in such a short time!