The Story of Faith Home

“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” – Lam. 3:25-26

Scripture clearly assures us that, for those who have faith in God and wait patiently through their trials, He will never forsake them or leave them behind from all the blessing God intends for His sons and daughters.

Eight years ago, one of the home groups established by Yezelalem Minch was called Faith Home. This home was particularly different from the other two homes of Yezelalem Minch, in that it was not an official institution. Faith Home was a child-headed household.

Yeaineabeba was the head of this household. When she was 13 years old, Yeaineabeba lost both of her parents and became the guardian for her two youngest brothers, a sister, and a cousin. At a time when she should be a young girl playing with friends, Yeaineabeba became a responsible caretaker, helping and loving her siblings on behalf of their lost mother.

Such a responsibility was too difficult for her to handle alone. So, Yezelalem Minch intervened to share Yeaineabeba’s burden, considering her as a child who herself also needed schooling and care. At that time, Yezelalem Minch began to assist Yeaineabeba by providing school, medical, food, and psychosocial support. All of these children received schooling and support because of the care of their young but disciplined older sister.

Earlier this year, Yeaineabeba’s two brothers were adopted by a family in the USA who used to be their sponsor family. The younger sister was married, and the cousin is now living on his own. Relieved of her burdens, Yeaineabeba has been able to finalize her university study. She is now soon to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and has received a student visa to pursue further education in the USA. Soon this family will be reunited again!