A Note from Inside Ethiopia
"Due to continued drought, flooding, and conflict, 7.9 million vulnerable people in Ethiopia are in urgent need of food and water.
"Many people think pond water is for animals, but when water is scarce, that same pond water is used by humans. Water scarcity is hard enough, but it leads to so many other problems—poor health, food insecurity, serious environmental health risks—the list goes on and on.
"The relief SIM is providing isn’t single-handed; we join with many local churches and partners in Ethiopia. Together we work to avoid 'rice Christianity,' a concept that says, 'when the rice is gone, people forget about God.'
"Our program is diverse, and we serve a diverse people group. Together with the local church, we are addressing these monumental problems so as to improve health, productivity, and food security. It’s a tremendous opportunity to further the Good News through holistic ministry."
—Fekadu Reda, 17-year SIM worker; based in Ethiopia
"The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let the one who hears say, ‘Come!’ Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life." —Revelation 22:17 (NIV)