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 […]

Permanently His 2014

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We believe lasting hope is synonymous with a sense of permanency for boys and girls. Why is a sense of permanency so important? Take Abel, who was once a child living on the streets. Lasting hope entered his life when The Forsaken Children’s Ethiopian team sought him out and invited him to the drop-in center. […]


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Permanently His

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    The Endless Thread of His Love

    What happens when people—children—are denied this sense of permanency? When girls and boys are forced to make their lives in the streets where the only thing permanent is the deep ache of hunger, loneliness, and despair?

  • Nega Shares Desse’s Story

    In this video Nega Meaza shares Desse’s amazing story of leaving the streets forever. Visit the Permanently His page to learn how Nega’s visit to the U.S. will impact many more children after he returns to Ethiopia.

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    Recently some good friends of mine asked their kids, “What Christian do you know that should be famous?” One of their children answered, “Mommy and Nega Meaza.” This child had met Nega during his recent visit to Memphis and had heard him share many testimonies about how God is transforming the lives of street children […]

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    This is Christmas

    By Rachael Burnett So it’s here. The lights, the trees, the music, the parties and family dinners, the shopping and the gifts. These symbols are the so-called staples of the American Christmas scene, and they seem to ever increasingly blur the connection between Christmas and that dirty Bethlehem feed trough that was graced with our […]

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    Putting Down Roots

    This year’s “Permanently His Campaign” has me thinking a lot about our work in Ethiopia. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about  the Kota Ganate Agriculture Project - something we started almost six years ago – because permanency is what this project is all about. Where we’re from, “putting down roots” means to establish yourself permanently somewhere – to […]

  • Here's Metu and me in 2009 and then again in March of this year.

    Metu: Past, Present & Future

    Metu had suffered a great deal before I met her. How, then, could it be said that God was in the place of her suffering?

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    Consistency Matters

    By Ed Gillentine, former TFC Board Member and continuous advocate for The Forsaken Children.
    I met Sossina, who I now call Sossie, when she was 8 years-old. . . For a reason only God understands, the first moment I laid eyes on Sossie – amidst countless other precious children – she stole my heart.

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    My Story of Hope

    By Britainy Sholl, Vice Chairwoman of The Forsaken Children. This story is based on a former street child’s real life experiences. Take a moment and get a glimpse of what life is like on the streets from a child’s perspective. Finally, be inspired by how God intervenes to change children’s tragic stories into ones full […]

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    Adam’s First Stop

    This summer I spent six weeks with The Forsaken Children‘s team in Ethiopia. During this time, I was privileged to spend each day with a group of boys at the drop-in center, teaching English, playing soccer, and just spending time loving on these amazing guys. The best part was getting to know these young boys […]

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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