How to Change a Life Story

26-year-old Fanaye has faced more than her share of hardship. After burning her hand in a fire, leaving that limb useless, Fanaye’s husband left her just before their son Sitota was born. There is very little work that a single mother in Ethiopia can do and if you...

Ethiopian Language Helps for Parents

Parents often ask if we have any resources to help with language development for their children adopted from Ethiopia.  Fitsame Teferra has created two colorful books – one in Amharic and one in Oromo – each with over 400 essential words used at home,...

Links You’ll Like

Encouragement.  Practical advice.  Reminders of what you already know. We hope these adoption links provide you with all of those things! Dear Parent With A Second Bed in Your Room: You’re Doing the Right Thing @Confessions of an Adoptive Parent “When we...

House Church Bursting at the Seams!

Evangelist Haliso and his family moved to a village where the people have never been exposed to the truth of Jesus Christ. This rural village of about 5,000 people is a tribal community whose citizens are sustenance farmers and who have lived their lives in the Muslim...

Together We Can Help

Though he never went to school, Birhane is a good man who wants to provide for his family.  But after his arm became paralyzed, his disability prevented him from doing the only job he was qualified to do – manual labor. Meseret, his wife, goes out each day...

Changing a Life Story

Adoption is not God’s call for everyone… but everyone is called to help the orphan and the widow.     Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world...

Sharing Smiles

Try to imagine the daily burden of finding enough food to feed your children.  (This is difficult because most of us haven’t ever really been hungry.)  Your thoughts at night as you try to go to sleep are filled with unanswered questions, not so much about...

To Ethiopia With Love

by Joy Casey Lighthouse, a Missionary Alliance church in the Tacoma area, has adopted a Muslim village in Ethiopia. People in their church sponsor kindergarten students and vulnerable families, and the church significantly impacts evangelism outreach and Bible...

Before and After

A wonderful service team from the University of Kentucky returned from a week in Ethiopia earlier this month.  They spent a day in one of our family sponsorship project areas, Bole Bulbula.  This extremely poor area just outside of Addis Ababa is home to many families...

A Day in Gutumuma- Visiting Our Kindergarten and New Houses

by Joy Casey written on 5-9-16 It has been a very long day.  A good day.   Early in the morning we headed to Gutumuma after picking up a couple of our missionaries in Bulbula to be our guides.  The roads, some wide, some narrow, all made for donkey cart travel,...

Building the Church

by Joy Casey What joy it was to worship our Savior with the people of this village I will call “G”!  I know God’s heart was full of joy as He witnessed the people abandoning themselves in worship with only a drumbeat and hand clapping joining voices raised...

God’s Protection

by Joy Casey in Ethiopia     In an area of Ethiopia where Mission 1:27 is working, the recent uprising by the Oromo tribe germinated.  This is a M*sl*m-dominated area and the M*sl*ms used the unrest and accompanying vandalism to target Christian churches and...

A Rift in the Rift

by Joy Casey in Ethiopia   I learned an interesting fact about the Rift Valley.  Apparently there are shifting Teutonic plates that every so often shift in such a way that a portion of the land sinks.  This happened to a stretch of road between Shashemene and a...

Visiting the Orphanage – A Joyful House!

by Joy Casey written on 5-6-16 Jeff Burns and I landed in Addis Ababa yesterday and immediately headed south for the five hour ride to Shashemene where our orphanage is.   After checking into our hotel, we left for the Mana Gammachuu (Joyful House) orphanage...

Moms Helping Moms

by Krista Williams Business Development Director, Mission 1:27 When I became a mom for the first time through the miracle of international adoption from Ethiopia, I quickly learned that I was not only adding a child to my family but I was also adding a network of...

Enough to Eat

Meet Olana.  He is married to Tadelu and they have two beautiful daughters still living at home with them, Mabirat and Obse.   Olana rounded up some of his neighbors to help him build a little one room house made of sticks and mud for his family to live in, way...

Exquisitely Beautiful Ethiopia

by Joy Casey in Ethiopia (originally written in May 2014) Jeff and I have spent five days traveling out west to an area called the Wollega in Ethiopia. Going to the countryside is like entering a time warp of sorts. We are transplanted to an agrarian lifestyle with...

Intercessary Prayer

by Joy Casey, Executive Director, Mission 1:27 I am in the midst of taking a fantastic class called Perspectives that gives an in-depth teaching on the world Christian movement. Spurred by one of the teachings, I have been mulling over something about prayer that...

Drumroll please…

Today we’re excited to announce our brand new name… Mission 1:27! You may have noticed this name appearing on our Facebook, Twitter and websites in the last week or two and perhaps you’ve wondered what this is all about. The work being done in Ethiopia – family...

Thank You for Giving!

It’s really an honor to promote our Gift Catalog as a way for folks to give.  What more meaningful way to spend your gift-giving dollars than on someone you’ll never meet but who will appreciate the gift more than most? I thought you might be blessed to see what was...

One Woman Can… Change Her Future

Visit our website to learn more about giving women the opportunity to have their own small business and thereby change the future for themselves and their children.  It’s happening right now in Ethiopia for 28 people like Asnakech (Ahs-nah’-ketch).  With...

Our Deepest Thanks!

What better way to communicate to you, our partners in this ministry, than in the words of our staff in Ethiopia?  They speak on behalf of the thousands of people you are impacting through your prayers and your financial support… From Abebe Getachew, In-Country...

Giving (Hope) Tuesday

How does a woman who has received help to turn her life around say thank you? Her rent is $25 a month.  $55 pays for school expenses for one of her boys.  New shoes or clothes is $25.  Food staples are $40 a month.  $600 sets her up in business for life! One year ago,...

Giving Hope!

The Christmas season is here and we have lots of ways to help you make your Christmas giving have a huge impact! It might sound like a cliché but giving through our YWAM Gift Catalog really does change lives. Visit our Gift Catalog here:...

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