Stories

Posted on June 27, 2017
Ermias had been at the Emmanuel House for about 9months. His stay with us was full of ups and downs. Ermias kept changing his story because he didn’t want to go back home. after a lot of trials and errors, we were able to locate people who know his family. Unfortunately, we found out that his mother passed away because of a car accident and his father is no longer mentally stable to take care of him. in collaboration with police department that sent Ermias to us, we found him a permanent place at one of the orphanages here in Addis. Ermias was one of the tough kids but he will always stay in our hearts. We ask for all your prayers for his future.
Posted on June 27, 2017
After a long search for Sinkinesh’s family, we were able to find her uncle who lives in Debre-Birhan. After talking with her parents on the phone, her uncle confirmed that her parents wish for her to stay with her aunt in Addis. We shortly met with her aunt and we found out a lot about Sinkinesh ( real name Birqe). She came to Addis because she couldn’t get along with her father and her bad behavior has spoiled almost all of her other relationships. She claims that she is that way and mostly runs away because of a bad spirit within her. during her stay with us, she has gotten all the necessary medical checkups and also prayer and counselling. We pray that her stay with us has changed her for the better. Her aunt was scared that she might runaway on her again but had no choice but take her back in.
Posted on June 27, 2017
Bitaniya had been telling us a lot of stories about her past. But that’s all they were. Stories. After a very long search, we were able to find her mother, who had given up hope in finding her and found out the real story. Bitaniya’s mother was so shocked when she saw her that she couldn’t even move. We learnt that although this was her first time running away from home, Bitania had many behavioral problems. We hope that her stay at the Emmanuel House and all the lessons here have changed her.
Posted on June 27, 2017
Habtamu had run away from home a handful of times. Still, when he called his mother and grandparents to let them know that he was in Addis, they were very worried. The previous times, he was only away for a short time and was residing in the nearby cities. When he called them from Addis, they felt that he would never find his way back. His grandmother was the happiest of all to see him and was very grateful for NOLM’s services.
Posted on June 27, 2017
Getu’s reunification took place at the Emmanuel House. His brother, who had been looking for him since the family heard of him running away, came to the Emmanuel House to take his brother back home. his mother was the one who gave him to other people and she regretted her decision once she heard he runaway. Getu’s brother told our team that the whole family was devastated because of it and that they had tirelessly been looking for him.
Posted on June 27, 2017
Dege’s reunification was very touching. Her father, when he saw her was shaking and crying, saying that he had lost the apple of his eye. Her parents didn’t want her to come to Addis in the first place. It was out of her own will that Dege came. Her father, when he heard that she runaway, had pressed charges against the man who had brought her to Addis. They had sent her picture to Addis and they said they were posting missing person fliers in town. Dege was also very happy to be back home in loving, caring arms.
Posted on June 8, 2017
Kume first came to Addis hoping to get a job. Because she is very young and doesn’t know much about housework, it wasn’t long till her employers kicked her out. When we went for her reunification, it wasn’t a nice response from her family that greeted us. Her mother didn’t want anything to do with her because she’s scared she’ll ruin her new life if she takes in Kume. Kume’s feelings were hurt because both her parents refused to take her in but when her uncle came to her rescue, she was relieved and happy. She was living with the same uncle before she was trafficked to Addis and he was more than happy that she was back.
Posted on June 8, 2017
It was Ayelech’s father who brought her to Addis and got her a job. When we took her back home and met with her aunt, we realized that her father did that because he doesn’t have a settled life and goes here and there. Her aunt was very happy that Ayelech was back because she had heard of her running away from her employer’s in Addis and was very worried. Although her father didn’t try to find her, her aunt was calling relatives in Addis and doing her best to find any news about Ayelech. Both Ayelech and her aunt were happy to be together and expressed their extreme gratitude to NOLM’s services.
Posted on June 8, 2017
Meseret has been a part of the Emmanuel House family for a year and a half. During this time, we have all witnessed many changes in Meseret, both physically and behaviorally. The changes we’ve seen are simply indescribable. Meseret has always been a loving, kind little girl but her character has developed onto an even better personality through her stay with us. Meseret has finally finished her court case as well as her stay at the Emmanuel House. Her uncle, after talking with the police, came to the Emmanuel House and took Meseret with him. Now, she’s with her loving family.
Posted on June 8, 2017
Sisaynew, Dejene and Getahun are three cousins who came to Addis hoping to explore a little. Because our trip was on a market day, we were able to find their uncle in the market and although their home is very far away and with no means of transport, our team was lucky to find their uncle and reunify them with him. we found out that both Dejene and Getahun had run away from home before but that this was Sisaynew’s first time away from home. his mother was the one who was most worried. Dejene and Getahun’s parents, although not as worried, we are sure, will be as happy to see their lost sons return. Their uncle told us that their return will be the cause of a huge celebration in their hometown.

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