Hirut Berassa – Ethiopia

Regional Director of Ethiopia South West

A seasoned leader, Hirut has been serving with Young Life Ethiopia since 2000. She started her personal relationship with Jesus at age 12, while in Sunday school. At this moment, Hirut felt like she saw Jesus as real and personable. Hirut’s favorite Bible verse is Job 42:2, “I know that You can do all things; no purpose of Yours can be thwarted,” which sheds some light on her boldness in pioneering Young Life in new towns outside of Addis Ababa. With the Lord’s help, she has built these ministries from the ground up by meeting church leaders, energizing a prayer base, hanging out with kids, and meeting parents; all the things Young Life leaders do to win the right to share the gospel. Not content with simply seeing converts, Hirut’s passion is to create as many disciples as possible. It’s easy to understand why the Lord has called her to be an area director, as she not only runs her own club, but also supervises two others. Hirut recently became the director of women’s ministries for Young Life in all of Ethiopia, and continues to empower girls to embrace their God-given identity that is found in Him.

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