Rahel Abdissa – Ethiopia
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 met Jesus at the age of 15 through a woman who mentored her and introduced her to the Lord. Because of this relationship with her mentor, Rahel understands the importance of real relationships with someone who can be a mentor and close friend. When Rahel was in high school, her Young Life leader prayed for her and encouraged her to go to Young Life. After Rahel finally went, she loved it and started to dream about being a leader one day.
Rahel is currently the area director for the Kora, Lafeto, and Menknsay neighborhoods. She works in Young Life because she deeply loves Jesus and has a heart for the lost youth of Ethiopia, as she can easily see their need for Him. Rahel believes there is a great privilege in introducing Jesus Christ to kids and helping them grow in Christ. When Rahel first wanted to become a Young Life leader, the thing that spurred her on was how easy it was for her to see Jesus’ presence. Now, several years later, she says that still holds true despite leading Young Life in a difficult area.
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