Greg continues to share about the Nov trip with Project HOPEFUL Awassa
Ajuuja is the word that was stuck in our hearts 3 and a half years ago and is now forever part of who we are.
In the Sidama language it means vision and is it’s the name of the place we have come to love so much and that have become a part of our family. When we began we thought our call was to try to assist the staff at Ajuuja Children’s Home with resources for the 13 children that were living there.
We quickly discovered that Ajuuja was staffed with very special people who did more than show up and tend to daily duties at an orphanage and it was also evident God had a bigger plan than we thought. We found a group of very talented people who truly loved the children in their care and who served those children sacrificially.
Beyond that they were involved in the surrounding communities providing support to the most vulnerable and overlooked people.
It is like coming home when we arrive at Ajuuja and are greeted by the staff with laughter, hugs and excitement. There is no pretense or tension just peace.
On this particular trip the team was able to spend some unplanned time at Ajuuja. We sat in a common area with the nannies, nurses and children while time passed slowly. We played with the children and were served coffee and kolo in relaxed atmosphere at a slow pace. It was like being with family. The nannies watched the kids and corrected them if necessary, they played with the children, blew bubbles, laughed, acted silly and shared life. The sense of community was strong and we felt […]