Stories of Hope

In light of COVID-19 we wanted share with you some stories of HOPE and transformation. The women in The Tesfa Project—Women’s Empowerment Program are transforming their communities and bringing HOPE to the lives of their families. Thanks to generous supporters like you the women in our program are empowered to create a different legacy for their children to follow—One of HOPE, strength and dignity! 

TESFA Microgrant Savings Program

The TESFA Project in on a mission to break the cycle of poverty and chronic hunger among Ethiopia’s most vulnerable – impoverished widowed mothers – and offer a life of dignity and HOPE. The hardworking mothers in our program are determined to feed their children, safeguard their health and end their poverty. It is because of this passion and mission that … Read More

Gelane’s TESFA Story

Genane’s sponsor had the opportunity to meet her on one of Petros Network’s Life Impact Trips! Pictured above is Gelane and her sponsor in Gelane’s home back in 2018. Genane’s sponsor had the opportunity to meet her on one of Petros Network’s Life Impact Trips! Pictured above is Gelane and her sponsor in Gelane’s home back in 2018.

Beauty from Ashes

On our most recent trip this winter, we met with the 50+ women in our The TESFA Project—Women’s Empowerment Program in small groups. Most of the women in our program were never afforded the luxury of school and do not possess basic skills like writing. For many even properly holding a pencil is difficult. In order to help serve each woman … Read More

Child Sponsorship Saves Lives

DURING THESE UNCERTIAN TIMES CHILD SPONSORHSIP PROVIDES: Nutritious Food— Our team has ensured that every family in our program will have nutritious food to get them through this storm.  Medical Care— The Tesfa Center Medical Clinic is up and running and our children take priority when it comes to receiving immediate care. Education— Children are the hope of their community and education is … Read More

COVID-19 Response

With your help, we can unleash the resources needed to better serve the at-risk rural communities we serve. March 19, 2020 We are hearing from our partners from the field as nation after nation is now moving into more extreme measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The coming days and weeks hold a lot of unknowns. People, both here and abroad, … Read More

From The Field | Myanmar Training

This is a picture of the courageous new Burmese Church Planters. There’s 26 of them. I am so impressed with their commitment and willingness to go into totally unreached villages to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Please pray for them. Tomorrow we will conclude the training by commissioning them, laying on of hands and praying for them. Then they … Read More

From The Field | Myanmar Update

We just completed our first day of training with the 71 Burmese Church Planters. Our team of 12 from the States were overwhelmed with the fortitude of these amazing men and women. A couple of the men had to travel for 5 days by motorcycle, boat and bus to get to the training. Who does that?! Personally I was very … Read More

Transformational Leadership in Ethiopia

In July 2019, we were invited to train the Executive Branch of the Ethiopian government in leadership development. When asked by a key Ethiopian leader, “What is the best leadership training?” we had to say Transformational Leadership by Ford Taylor. Over the years, we have had a very close alignment with Ford and the Transformational Leadership team and have used … Read More

Back-To-School Party

It’s back to school time in Gojo, Ethiopia, for the boys and girls in our Child Sponsorship Program! Thanks to the continual support of our child sponsorship donors, our team was able to hand-deliver educational materials and school supplies to every child before their 2012 E.C. school year begins. (Article: Why is the Ethiopian Calendar Seven Years Behind?) Without a … Read More