Fireselam Assefa

Regional Director

Fireselam (“Frey”) is bright, energetic and full of joy. Frey was one of our first leaders in Ethiopia, a country where Young Life has grown to a size that is second only to the US. Fireselam is a Regional Director in the Bahir Dar area of the country.  A Young Life kid during her high school days, she became a volunteer leader in 2002 and then later joined staff. While it was Young Life where her faith grew, it was through the prayerful witness of her older sister that Frey became a follower of Jesus.  Her glowing 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 senior staff, part administrator, part trainer of volunteer leaders, part liaison to local churches and 100% lover of kids.


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