Yirgalem Full Gospel Believer’s Church Student Center

Ethiopia
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Yirgalem, Ethiopia

268 children

Pastor Anteneh Ashenafi is changing Yirgalem as he serves the children in Jesus’ name. This church oversees a Compassion child development program and is looking to partner with a church in the U.S.


  • Compassion-sponsored children receive personal hygiene lessons, regular health screening and treatment, academic supplies and fees, and supplementary nutrition.
  • Activities at this center include: homework help, special celebrations, field trips, and singing and worship times.
  • Parents of the children have the opportunity to attend parenting classes and be involved with their children’s activities. .

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  • The hills of Yirgalem are home to 42,000 residents. 
  •  Only 30% of the children in this community complete elementary school due to high levels of poverty and need for school fees, uniforms, and other school materials.
  • Social concerns: lack of housing, poor economic infrastructure, unemployment.
  • Health issues: HIV/AIDS, malaria, typhoid, tuberculosis, intestinal parasites.
  • Yirgalem Full Gospel Believers’ Church was born through the vision of people within the community to have a place to worship and bring new believers.
  • This church has partnered with Compassion since June of 2003.
  • Children and families in great physical need are receiving supplies, education, and opportunities to thrive. 
  •  The Gospel is being preached and relationships grown between the church and their surrounding community.
*Consider using this profile as a tool to begin a discussion with your leadership to see how it may fit with your church's vision and mission. While we cannot guarantee you will be partnered specifically with this Pastor, we are seeking participants for our Church to Church strategy.