Liya was rejected by everyone. Abandoned on the harsh streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—not even her family wanted to care for her—she was left to fend for herself.
Eleven-year-old Liya did everything she could to earn acceptance and love from her immediate family and relatives, but after eight months she resigned herself to being a homeless child beggar. She sat down sobbing, completely broken and alone.
Eventually, she was found by a police officer who took her to the local station and helped find her a place to stay at SIM’s ministry for homeless girls, Deborah House.
Here Liya was accepted, fed three meals a day, and provided with therapy and even a loving foster home so she could continue with her schooling. Most of all, she was told that she was loved by a heavenly Father who will never abandon or reject her!
Your gift today will provide homeless girls with help and the hope-filled message that they are important, they are loved, and they are priceless in the eyes of God!