Greg Knight, one of our Awassa directors, shares below from his recent trip.
Some of the most vulnerable people we meet in Awassa are the older students who are orphaned. They are old enough to care for themselves but they have not finished their education and many times have no one to look out for them and encourage them. As we were finishing the worship time at Ajuuja, an opportunity was given for those present to speak. One of our university students had prepared a letter to read to us. He asked we forgive his weak English but I think you’ll agree it is perfect! In the letter below he is addressing Pastor Rob and I because we are present, his FIG family specifically and the rest of the Project HOPEFUL Awassa supporters in general. His letter is below.
“First of all, I want to say welcome our loved and blessed family.
I’m so happy to see you here and for my being with you today. On behalf of me, when we say “AJUUJA”.
AJUUJA is my mother’s my hope and my power. AJUUJA is my refuge and my trust;
In help and assistance I get from you made me a human being. Your help and assistance made me to be equal with my friends whose parents are alive.
Your support and assistance gave me the strength to continue my education; helped me to be a university student.
I was naked, but you clothed me.
You brighten my day; gave me a hope.
The death of my parents had put me in a chaos; but, your effort strengthen my heart, gave me a pleasure and a satisfaction. If it hadn’t been your assistance, where would I have been?
For all what you have done […]