Date of Admission: 
February 14, 2018
Greatest Needs: 
Counseling, bible lessons & prayer

Israel only speaks Oromifa and we had to talk to him through one of our kitchen staff. He’s from Jimma and came to Addis only a couple of weeks ago. Israel met a bunch of boys his age, who told him that they’d get him a job in Addis if he made his way here with them. After their arrival in Addis, they took the money Israel had in his pocket and disappeared. Luckily, people who saw him realized he lost his way and took him straight to the police. Both Israel’s parents have passed away and he was living with his cousins at his uncle’s place. He says he mentioned that he was coming to Addis to his cousins. Because of the unrest in the area, our team will not be able to take him back home soon. Hopefully, we will be able to find his family by contacting the local police and we’ll be able to reassure them that he is in a safe place.