Our Mission:

No Ordinary Love Ministries mission is to bless and serve people living in extreme poverty in Ethiopia, and beyond. Our ultimate desire is for those whom we are serving to experience the tangible love of God through acts of justice and mercy. We also hope to encourage and inspire others as they hear about our journey.

About Ethiopia:

  • Ethiopia is one of the most ancient civilizations in the world
  • It is mentioned 45 times in the Bible
  • The main religions are Orthodox Christianity and Islam
  • The population is close to 102 million
  • The annual per capita income is 170 USD
  • Amharic is the national language
  • Life expectancy at birth is 54.7
  • Adult literacy averages at around 40 percent
  • Infant and maternal mortality and child malnutrition rates are among the highest in the world
  • Children are orphaned as a result of extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS, and child abandonment
  • Access to clean water and sanitation facilities are inadequate
  • Forced child labor, especially in the form of domestic servitude, is prevalent in the country

About Emmanuel House:

No Ordinary Love Ministries Emmanuel House opened in 2012. Emmanuel House is a place of refuge and love for at-risk children and families living in Addis Ababa and/or from different regions of Ethiopia.

For more information about Emmanuel House and/or ways you can help, click here.

About The Team:

The No Ordinary Love Ministries Emmanuel House team consists of 21 national (Ethiopian) employees. Learn about our Leadership Team by clicking below.

Meet The Team

About The Founders:

Jimmy and Rachel Gross, together with their three children (now 4), moved to Ethiopia in 2010. In 2011, they founded No Ordinary Love Ministries (NOLM), a grassroots U.S. non-profit organization. In 2012, Emmanuel House was founded. In 2014, the Gross Family moved to the Middle East where Rachel and Jimmy are currently involved in language learning and refugee relief work. Jimmy and Rachel are actively involved in the direction and oversight of No Ordinary Love Ministries.