Addis Tafesa – Ethiopia

Area Director

Addis is an excellent Young Life leader who leads with clarity and confidence. About 10 years ago, when Addis was 16 years old, she was introduced to Jesus through Young Life. As a teenager, her father passed away and her mother suffered to raise her kids alone. This caused Addis to become very angry and not believe in God at all. While still denying God’s existence, her cousin, Beza, brought her to a Young Life club one day. She loved everything except the God part. Finally, there was a permanent club in Nazareth and Beza pushed Addis to go with one of her closest friends. At that club, Addis had her first diary writing experience and wrote everything she liked about the club. One day after that while reading the Bible, she found herself crying and, with time, everything started to change in her life. She started to believe in the existence of God and fell in love with Jesus Christ. Now that Addis is free from the power of sin and living her life for Jesus, she leads others to do the same as area director for her hometown in the Adama region, an eastern part of Ethiopia.

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