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Seyum Eshetu – Ethiopia

Area Director

Seyum grew up one of 12 siblings. His mom lost her life while searching for him during a political riot. He had the good fortune of being sponsored by Compassion International, which provided regular food, water, and security. However, he lost his sponsorship because of poor behavior and ended up living on the streets. Young Life leaders met him there and befriended him. He never missed a club again. While at camp that summer, he accepted Jesus. He later moved back in with his family and continued to grow in wisdom.

Seyum’s growth led to him being invited into the Developing Global Leaders program. Upon completion of school, his heart to reach the lost kids of Ethiopia led him to a job as a staff associate in Jimma, Ethiopia. He leads ministry with teenage prisoners.

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