Rahel Abdissa – Ethiopia

Area Director

Rahel started working for Young Life in November of 2008. She is a high-spirited, energetic woman who loves the Lord and loves the kids of Ethiopia. Rahel is currently the area director for the Kora, Lafeto, and Menknsay neighborhoods. She works in Young Life because she loves Jesus and has a heart for the lost youth of Ethiopia and she knows that they need Him. Rahel believes “there is a great privilege in introducing Jesus Christ to kids and to help them to grow in Christ.”

Rahel met Jesus at the age of 15 through a woman who mentored her and introduced her to the Lord, so she understands the importance of deep relationships with someone who can be a mentor and close friend. She is still close with her Young Life leader, who prayed for Rahel and encouraged her to go Young Life when she was in high school. When Rahel finally went, she loved it and started to dream about being a leader one day.

Several years later when Rahel was finishing her training she said, “I want to be a Young Life leader because I see Jesus here.” She says that this still holds true despite leading Young Life in a difficult area.

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