First, greetings to you all and let God’s peace, mercy and protection be with you all and us.
I would like to give a little review and history of the Ethiopian Reaching Beyond Words NGO. We started this work by getting the official registration from the Ethiopian Government Charities and Society Agency in 2013. We began with receiving 12 orphans and 6 widows and single mothers. Three years ago, we had to submit a new proposal to the agency and so in 2015 we had 75 orphans. Our three years will end on December 31st 2017, so that is why we have prepared a new proposal to continue this great work. We have seen 28 widows and single mothers receive training and they have been given seed money to start their own businesses. We are so grateful for these last 4 years plus 6 months of the many accomplishments we have seen. We have had many challenges and obstacles along the way, but we thank God for his help. Thank you for standing with us as your support is so appreciated.
Now we are on the final month of 2017 and we will start the 2nd phase of our next three years new proposal from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020. We recently received another challenge as the owner of the compound we rent for the NGO informed us that we must leave in a month. It is really hard for us to move every year. We know God is our provider as we have seen during past years, so let God do his will in all his work. Amen.
Our 8 widows will be graduating Saturday morning on December 9, 2017. They have already gotten their seed money this past week. It is wonderful to see these ladies start a new business that is providing help for them and their families.
God bless you all,
Brother Jemal and the Ethiopian Reaching Beyond Words NGO Staff