Grade 4 students heard first-hand a beautiful story of compassion and the founding of a vital ministry during a visit from Tabitha Langel and Berhan Mesret on May 4. Berhan founded Anna’s House Orphanage in Ethiopia with help from the Mennonite Central Committee after Tabitha’s mom (Anna Hofer) died. Anna’s House is an aid organization for orphaned and impoverished children in the Mekelle region of Ethiopia. Our students had the unique opportunity to hear about Anna’s deep commitment to children in need and Berhan’s desire to honour her commitment during their visit.
They also discovered how the family environment at Anna’s House enhances the lives of children in need and their caregivers. The special relationship between Linden Christian School, the Mennonite Central Committee and The Tall Grass Prairie Bakery supports the ministries of Anna’s House and has provided a meaningful outreach opportunity for Linden Christian Grade 4 students for the past nine years.
Currently, Anna’s House supports 197 individuals (42 children and 155 extended family members) through housing, education and sustainability initiatives. To learn more about Anna’s House and their story, click here.
The visit from Tabitha and Berhan reinforced our vision of growing our students to become compassionate community members and equipping them to love and serve God.
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