Friday, January 29, 2010

Christmas in Ethiopia

The people of Bole Bulbula celebrated Christmas earlier this month. The church hosted an all-day service that was attended by many adults and over 300 children from the village.

The children from the church presented drama, spiritual songs and dancing which was amazing and inspiring. Pastors Abdissa and Getahun presented messages, and many heard the message about Christ's birth for the first time. A large number of people accepted Christ for the first time.

The children were given gifts of combs, soaps, shampoos, and lotion. It was a great time of celebration.

Children performing drama of the Christmas story.

Pastor Abdissa bringing a Christmas message.

Children from the church happy for Christmas!

A small gift for each child.

Friends celebrating Christmas together.

Pastor Getahun bringing a message of salvation for everyone.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Feeding the Children

IHH wants to thank the donors who helped provide these much-needed supplies to the orphan home in Ghana.  It just so happened that on the day our facilitator, Paul, went to check on the orphans, they were out of food and the manager of the home had been making phone calls asking people to help.  She was so thankful for the generous donation.

The children you see in the picture are some of the orphans who live at the home.  They are healthy, happy and well-cared for.

John answered, "The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same."   Luke 3:11

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hope is on the Way

Everyone knows that water is a precious commodity in most parts of Africa. 

And almost everyone knows that there are two seasons in most African countries:  rainy and dry

But hardly anyone realizes how difficult life becomes during the dry season for those without clean water. 

To get an idea, imagine:
  • cooking with water the color of tea leaves
  • walking 3 miles, one way, to the nearest clean water source only to find no water pressure in the pipe
  • not bathing for weeks
  • having a sick child who drank unclean water
  • having sick animalswho drank unclean water
  • being continuallly dehydrated
  • not being able to go to school because you have to carry water, which is an all-day ordeal
  • carrying 50 lbs of water on your head for miles
  • watching babies die due to water borne diseases
In the village of Sankpem, the rains have ceased.  Daily life is a struggle.

But hope is on the way.  And many of you helped.  Thank you.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010


Yahaya - July 2009
Sick due to lack of healthcare and nutrition
Uneducated due to lack of funds for school fees

Yahaya - December 2009
Receiving good nutrition and healthcare
Receiving an education for the first time

But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.                 Luke 18:16