Our website states: “We strive to empower and build character in students through the love of Jesus Christ while caring for their basic needs and educating them so one day they can positively impact their community.”
“One Day” is happening in our very midst!
Our staff sent us the following story of one of our current students, Kidus and we were absolutely beaming with pride.
It is our firm belief that serving others gives us purpose. This is how you change a village. God is so good.
This is Kidus’s Story.
This email is meant to let you know about one of our students!
One of the core values as stated in OA is human dignity. This is manifested not only by the OA staff but also by our students. Kidus was serving humanity during the summer time. He has participated in constructing and painting houses for the elderly, voluntary traffic police, collecting funds from volunteers and distributing it to the needy ones in terms of cash and items for the New Year. As stated by Kidus, the experience was not something he could express in words (the emotional challenges of seeing 10 or more families in a shabby house, the communities’ social support system and the blessings he got from the elderly after the construction of the houses).
I asked him why he participated in the volunteer activity and he said “I need to impact my communities with what I have on hand; I need to leave my legacy in the community and need to get the blessing from the elderly. The experience of being a volunteer motivated me to plan in the future and invest more of my time and energy.’’
We have witnessed that giving back to the community by our children has already started. They have started thinking beyond their own needs. It is the beginning of seeing the seeds brought up as it was planted by OA’s vision. Praise to God! Here I have attached photos of Kidus while he was participating in the activities mentioned above.
Praise From People
Who Work With Us
This is one of the most honest, stand-up organizations that truly is for the good of the people it supports!
This is a great ministry we support. Check it out, and let God guide your heart. We are so blessed here in the U.S.A. Share your love and blessings with some children. All of us together can change some lives.
We need to help with this organization. We are so blessed in the U.S. I can't believe people live like this.
Rita Carolyn Allen
What a wonderful show of love for others!
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.