Fireselam Assefa – Ethiopia
Fireselam is bright, bubbly and full of joy. It is leaders like her that enable Young Life to continue to grow in Ethiopia. Fireselam is a regional director in the capital city of Addis Ababa, running club for three different high schools. This community is 80% Muslim, over half of the population is made up of teenagers, making it a perfect but challenging place for Young Life ministry. Fireselam met the Lord through the prayerful witness of her older sister. A Young Life kid during her high school days, Fireselam became a volunteer leader in 2002 and then later joined staff. Her growing smile and contagious laughter makes it no surprise that her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Today Fireselam is part administrator, part trainer of volunteer leaders, part liaison to local churches, part prayer warrior, and 100% lover of kids for the sake of Jesus.
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