Breaking the Cycle

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 9)

  Behailu’s Story.   As the only educational program in Korah, we firmly believe that education plays a vital role in creating and maintaining a healthy and successful life. We provide people with the skills they need to overcome poverty, protect themselves from injustice, prevent disease, and live lives of freedom and opportunity. We believe that educated citizens … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 8)

  Abyssinia’s Story.   To say our Staff works relentlessly on behalf of each one of our Students would be a vast understatement.  They often bear the burden of balancing OA policy with the individual needs of any given Student at any given time. We hope you are inspired by this special story about one of our … Continued

Why We Do It: Sponsor Edition (Vol. 7)

  Michelle’s Story. Our Sponsors are the backbone of the Out of the Ashes educational mission. A basic tenet of the OA Sponsor program is the belief that a positive and supportive relationship between Student and Sponsor provides encouragement and guidance necessary for successful performance in school. To ensure each child has what he or … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 6)

Yonas’s Story. Education plays a vital role in creating and maintaining a healthy, successful life, providing people with the skills they need to overcome poverty, protect themselves from injustice, prevent disease, and live lives of freedom and opportunity. Educated citizens are citizens who are empowered to act as advocates for economic and social change. An educated … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 5)

Zeleke’s Story. When we asked for help this past Summer, you all responded incredibly expediently and amazingly generously. We needed to raise emergency funds for urgently needed food for our OA Families in Korah, who were dealing with shortages in the wake of the ongoing Pandemic. Below is the story of one of the recipients of … Continued

In the Loop with Out of the Ashes: February 2021 Updates

  February 2021 Updates We have a little phrase we use on any given trip to Ethiopia. If you have ever travelled with us, you know it well. “TIA“. “TIA” stands for “This is Africa“. We use this phrase to address changes in schedule and generally anything that we can’t control while on the ground … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 4)

  Elias’s Story. When we were in Ethiopia in January of 2020, I got to sit down with one of our social workers, Elias, and learn more about him. I was incredibly moved by his story and asked him if he would share it with our sponsors and Out of the Ashes, Inc. family. It was another … Continued

In the Loop with Out of the Ashes: 2020 Year in Review

2020: A Year in Review This year, we’ve leaned more heavily than ever before into the phrase “Joining God.” It has changed how we think, how we act, how we work, and how we operate to interact with our global family. In the village of Korah, poverty has burrowed deep, burdening families and threatening children’s futures. … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 3)

Our Staff, A Collective Story We receive regular updates from our staff on the ground in Korah. This year has looked vastly different than any we have encountered. Thus, our updates from our Staff have looked different as well. When we received this report from our entire staff recently, it drew tears from our eyes. … Continued

Letter Writing Prompts for Your Next Letter to Your Sponsor Student

Every year we ask Sponsors to write a letter to send with their gifts to their Sponsor Child. We wanted to take a moment to encourage you about how much this seemingly small gesture means to these kids. Not only does it help them get to know you, but it is often something they carry … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories (Vol. 2)

Abebech’s Story Many of you know about and generously supported our #GivetoKorah fundraiser over the summer. Our goal was to raise emergency funds to get much-needed food into the hands of each of our OA Students and their families as they faced a famine in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of our … Continued

Why We Do It: OA Success Stories

Zeru’s Story One student, Zeru, recently found himself homeless. With a mother who suffers from severe mental health issues rendering him unable to live with her, he had no place to go. For a few months, he found himself sleeping alone in “Koshe” (the trash dump). Not only was he forced to sleep in “Koshe,” he … Continued

Praise From People

Who Work With Us

Education Breeds Confidence

Confidence breeds Hope.
Hope breeds Peace.

It is impossible to imagine all of the differences your sponsorship will make in a child’s life.

Education Breeds Confidence

Confidence breeds Hope.
Hope breeds Peace.

It is impossible to imagine all of the differences your sponsorship will make in a child’s life.

Donation

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Go to www.outoftheash.org and click on the “Donation” Tab.

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Text the word “DONATION” to
(417) 352-2744.

**Please be sure “DONATION” is in all capital letters.

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Out of the Ashes, Inc.
PO Box 1928
Lebanon, MO 65536