Street Ministry

Lighting the Ethiopian Path has now partnered with Made in the Streets!  MITS has been rescuing kids off the streets of Nairobi, Kenya for over 20 years.  They are bringing their expertise and support to help LEP start up a full-fledged street ministry.  We are  honored to learn from their many years of experience and stand upon their shoulders as we adapt their model to the context of Addis Ababa.

In preparation, a team of 6 Ethiopians, led by Dereje Aleme, are heading to MITS Kenya for two months of training.  Following the training, the team will return to begin a street ministry to the hundreds of thousands of kids living on the streets of Addis Ababa.

(Team Picture Coming Soon)

LEP has been working towards the start-up of a street ministry for years.  We are so thankful to see those dreams finally coming to fruition thanks to the help of Made in the Streets.

Our young adults began laying the foundation for this ministry months ago when they started reaching out to kids on the street in their own ways. Recently we decided to bring some of those kids with whom our young adult group had built a relationship to our compound for what we began calling “A Day Off the Streets”.  Dereje and Mindi hosted the event at their home, but every other aspect is coordinated by the young adults: community clothing drives to let the kids choose a set of clean clothes, prep of food for the meals, serving the meals, walking them to the community showers, spending time with the kids and getting to know them.

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