Why we do what we do
The United Nations estimates that the number of children in Ethiopia who have lost one or both parents is around 5.5 million, with 800,000 of those as a result of AIDS. If those children can not be taken care of by extended family members, they end up in orphanages, on the streets, prostitution, drug addicts or street gangs. Domestic adoption remains a mostly foreign, unpopular concept. International adoption has slowed considerably due to regulation changes. The number of children living on the streets of the capital city of Addis Ababa is over 100,000. At the same time, Christianity is the majority religion, and evangelical Christianity in particular is growing quickly. However, a recent study of Christian churches in Addis revealed that the majority are spending their finances for inward purpose such as buildings and various motivational programs rather than mission work. Christians need to share their Hope.