Hello to All,
First of all I can start my report by saying Praise God and let His name be glorified. Amen. We are always very happy to share with you the work of Reaching Beyond Words NGO. We have some great things to share with you of how well the work is going.
I was able to meet a Korean missionary and his wife, Brother Lee and Sister Woo. They came and visited our office and they were very excited by our work and asked if they could donate to us used clothes for the children. I said yes, of course, that would be good, so on their next visit they brought many clothes for all our 75 children and their families as well. We gave an estimation of the cost of the clothes. Each child received between one and three items of clothing and for most of the children the fit is very nice. Their families were also very happy. We estimated that for one child’s clothes the cost is 300 Birr. For all the children times this amount by 75 and it would equal 22,500 Birr, or $1007. May God bless them and the other brethren who sent clothes through them.
The second thing I would like to tell you about is the Filipino missionary and his wife, Brother Elias and Sister Bernadette. I met them a while back and they have also visited our office and gave an English language class. They are coming once a week now and we have already seen improvements in our children’s academic status. That is not all they are helping with as they prepare food each month, the first Saturday morning, and they bring enough to feed all our 75 children with extra food for the sisters or brothers of our beneficiaries. We can easily estimate one time feeding cost is 7000 Birr or $313. For them to do this each month is so costly, but we thank them so much for their care for the children. I don’t want to forget Sister Rebekah who is also Filipino. She is giving sewing lessons and other training freely to all our twenty widows and single mothers. Sister Lemlem works with her every Friday.
We have also received the Nigerian brethren from November 23th to the 27th, 2016. Brother Chijioke and his wife, Sister Ify, as well as Brother Ebere were here and it was a good time of fellowship! They had much to share to help enhance the lives of the beneficiaries and their families. The time was very profitable and I trust they also were very happy and excited by looking at this work of these precious children.
Our ongoing work is continuing very well. We are always pleased by God’s guidance and direction of His work. Amen.
Before I conclude my report let me share that we are looking for another compound to rent for our RBW office starting the end of January 2017. We are to move within two months as the landlord wants to move back into their house. So please think of us as we need to find a good place to rent soon.
Finally I would like to say thank you so very much for your lovely and sacrificial contributions.
May God bless you all!!
Brother Jemal and the Ethiopian RBW NGO Staff