Nazareth Mekane Yesus Church


Nazareth, Ethiopia 

211 children

Pastor Tadele Tilahun is changing Nazareth Higher 02 Kebele 11 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 United States.

  • Compassion-sponsored children are given regular medical checkups, health and hygiene education, HIV/AIDS counseling and testing, school tuition, and school materials.
  • Sports activities, field trips, Bible studies, and homework develop confidence and awareness of life beyond their circumstances.
  • The center staff provide home visits, income-generating projects and adult literacy classes for the parents of Compassion-sponsored children.
  • This church hosts a Compassion Child Survival Program that provides aid to 45 mothers and their infant children.
    Benefits of Compassion programs:
  • Health seminars are offered to the community.
  • Children learn and grow in a safe environment.
  • Attitudes and mentalities of the children have improved positively and they are gaining confidence.
  • Many in the community are hearing about God’s love through the outreach and partnership between St. Andrew’s Church and Compassion. .

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  • Nazareth Higher 02 Kebele 11 has a population of 250,600.

  •  Social needs: vocational training centers, secondary schools, education on parenting.

  •  Health issues: malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS.

  • The average family income is $11.00 per month.

  • Typical homes are made of dirt floors, wood walls, and tin roofs.

  • Nazareth Mekane Yesus Church began in 1989 as a house church with seven members.

  • The church has grown to include six outreach centers in surrounding communities.

  • This church has partnered with Compassion for 14 years.

  • Strong and growing relationship between the church and parents of Compassion-sponsored children.

  • Families are hearing the Gospel through their Compassion-sponsored children and the Good News is being proclaimed in the 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.