Hirut Berassa – Ethiopia
Regional Director of Ethiopia South West
A seasoned leader, Hirut has been serving with Young Life Ethiopia since 2000. She began to follow Jesus at age 12, while in Sunday school. She describes this experience as the moment in which “the real Jesus, I see.” 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 Addis Ababa. With the Lord’s help, Hirut has built these ministries from the ground up: meeting church leaders, energizing a prayer base, hanging out with kids, meeting parents…doing all the things Young Life leaders do to win the right to share the gospel. Not content with simply introducing kids to Jesus, Hirut’s passion is to “disciple as many kids as possible.” It’s easy to understand why the Lord has called her to be an area director, not only running her own club, but also supervising 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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