December 08, 2010

A Life Transformed in Ethiopia

David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope

I was recently in Ethiopia. While visiting our home there for women rescued from human trafficking, I was presented with the attached photo and story.

Eled is her name and her background is one of prostitution in the red light district of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On three separate occasions she tried to commit suicide but was unsuccessful. Then one day someone from International Crisis Aid, who we partner with in Ethiopia, invited her to leave the life of prostitution and come and live in one of the 3 Hand of Hope sponsored homes for young women. These homes currently house 32 girls with similar stories to Eled. After completing the 2 year process of restoration, Eled decided to enroll in nursing school. She is now a nurse serving in the Hand of Hope medical clinic in Angacha, Ethiopia. When I met her a day after hearing her story she was so happy with the most beautiful smile.

Another life transformed!

Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.