Street Child Restoration

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The Forsaken Children’s (TFC) street child restoration ministry is a multifaceted project that works with two primary groups of children: those who are on the verge of “streetism” and those who are full time street children. The central component of TFC’s work with these two groups of children is the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ. […]

Sustainability: Kota Ganate

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Kota Ganate represents The Forsaken Children’s (TFC) commitment to sustainability. Through the Kota Ganate Agriculture Project TFC aims to: Support the street child restoration ministry in Lideta (Addis Ababa), Ethiopia via sustainable income generation Reduce child trafficking in southern Ethiopia via improved agricultural production and economic growth Kota Ganate means “Hidden Garden” in the tribal language of […]

Run Your Street 5K

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Each June, 100’s of street children and children at risk of going to the streets claim a section of streets in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to run a race. As they run, the crowds cheer them on and they begin to see these children differently. They see them… As valuable As amazing As they truly are… Children […]

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Short Term Missions 2014

  • Team Ethiopia 2014 Day Nine

    Team Ethiopia, a short-term missions group from Central Church in Collierville, TN, is now on the ground in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and ready to serve! Here is an update from Cathy on Saturday, the ninth and final day of the trip. Today is our last day here!! I can’t even believe how quickly the time has gone, […]

  • Team Ethiopia 2014 Day Eight

    Team Ethiopia, a short-term missions group from Central Church in Collierville, TN, is now on the ground in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and ready to serve! Here is an update from Cathy on Friday, day eight of the trip. Today was a FULL day of fun-filled activities, rain, a visit to the lake and TRAFFIC, lots and lots […]

  • Team Ethiopia 2014 Day Seven

    Team Ethiopia, a short-term missions group from Central Church in Collierville, TN, is now on the ground in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and ready to serve! Here is an update from Meme on Thursday, day seven of the trip.  Hello from Ethiopia! Today was the last day for our program and sports camp.  We still have two days […]

  • Team Ethiopia 2014 Day Six

    Team Ethiopia, a short-term missions group from Central Church in Collierville, TN, is now on the ground in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and ready to serve! Here is an update from Natalie on Wednesday, day six of the trip. We have passed the halfway point of our trip, and we are consumed with mixed emotions.  Today was a […]

  • Team Ethiopia 2014 Day Five

    Team Ethiopia, a short-term missions group from Central Church in Collierville, TN, is now on the ground in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and ready to serve! Here is an update from Katie on Tuesday, day five of the trip. It’s only our fifth day here in Addis Ababa, and I’ve noticed a change in each and every team […]

  • Team Ethiopia 2014 Day Four

    Team Ethiopia, a short-term missions group from Central Church in Collierville, TN, is now on the ground in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and ready to serve! Here is an update from Lauren on Monday, day four of the trip. We kicked off an amazing day with a wonderful pancake breakfast and headed to Emanuel Church where we were […]

  • Team Ethiopia 2014 Day Three

    Team Ethiopia, a short-term missions group from Central Church in Collierville, TN, is now on the ground in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and ready to serve! Here is an update from Lana on Sunday, day three of the trip. I hate to admit this, especially being called to come on this trip, but in all honesty, I am […]

  • Team Ethiopia 2014 Days One and Two

    Team Ethiopia, a short-term missions group from Central Church in Collierville, TN, is now on the ground in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and ready to serve! They’ve spent the past two days getting to their destination and adjusting to their home for the next 10 days. Here is a report from Cathy on how they’re doing. […]

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    Unsung Heroes: Alex

    His love is not isolated or out of convenience but of natural reaction.

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    Unsung Heroes

    My heart goes out to these unsung heroes working, battling, fierce-fully loving these forsaken children every day, but I am encouraged by the strength they attain from The Lord. The work that is done here is a testament for unnatural work the Spirit can accomplish when given freedom to do so.

Family Reintegration



Watch Alemayu's Reunion With His Mother, a beautiful success story unfolded for you in the video above:

Alemayu, an 11-year-old boy, was taken from his home in rural Ethiopia when he was 7-years-old to work in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s Capital. Seen here is the moment he sees his mother for the first time after being gone for 4 years. Thanks to The Forsaken Children and especially their ground efforts in Ethiopia, Alemayu is now living with his family again.

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