This song by Tenth Avenue North is my song for Asrat. I pray that he realizes that he is more than the choices that he's made, more than the sum of his past mistakes, and more than the problems he creates (or thinks he creates). I pray that he will find healing, mercy and grace at the feet of the cross and that he will carry no shame from what others have done to him.
Right after my family’s departure from Ethiopia, Tamrat as well as two other boys in his group accepted Jesus as their Savior. This occurred close to the time Tamrat would placed back into his family, a family I knew little about other than that they were devoutly Ethiopian Orthodox.
"She looked, and we both smiled our biggest smiles. She must have known that while happy to see her, my uncontainable joy was in response to her new life."
"I have been hearing positive updates about Desse since he entered into the halfway home, but nothing compares to a firsthand perspective." - Joe Bridges