Shashemene Hiwot Berhan Student Center

This church has 320 members and their vision is to preach the Gospel, pray, and show the way to God through their teaching and actions within their community.  As a part of this vision, they host 249 children at their Compassion center where they participate in Bible classes and are shown God’s love through the center staff and volunteers
Ethiopia
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Shashemene, Ethiopia

294 children

Pastor Solomon Jinolo Doyora is changing Shashemene 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.

  • The humid hills of Shashemene are home to approximately 90,000 residents.
  • Most adults who have work in the community are farmers and the average family income is the equivalent of $8/month.
  • Social concerns: insufficient clean water, prostitution, unemployment, orphaned children, lack of adequate housing.
  • Common health issues: HIV/AIDS, malaria, typhoid, pneumonia, tuberculosis.

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  • The humid hills of Shashemene are home to approximately 90,000 residents.
  • Most adults who have work in the community are farmers and the average family income is the equivalent of $8/month.
  • Social concerns: insufficient clean water, prostitution, unemployment, orphaned children, lack of adequate housing.
  • Common health issues: HIV/AIDS, malaria, typhoid, pneumonia, tuberculosis.
  • Shashemene Hiwot Berhan Church began in Pastor Solomon’s home with three families 20 years ago.
  • Because of their outreach and God’s blessing, they have grown immensely.
  • This church has partnered with Compassion since July of 2004.
  • Relationships between parents and the church are being built and the church is gaining acceptance in the community.
  • Children and their families are hearing about God’s love and the hope He offers.
*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.