Wondemenh Baye – Ethiopia
Wondemenh (“Wonde”) Baye loves serving God and kids in the ministry of Young Life Ethiopia, which is second only to the US in number of kids of reached. Wonde grew up in a Christian family but it wasn’t until late in high school that he decided to follow Jesus. After meeting Regional Director Moges Berassa in 2002, Wonde visited a Young Life club and instantly loved it. He started volunteering in the same club, and eventually came on staff for Young Life. He now works developing a new area of Addis Ababa, and oversees a total of six clubs in heavy Muslim populations. Wonde loves that Young Life values the relational aspect of ministry, because he knows that it takes that personal connection to really introduce kids to Jesus. And those relationships have led to a Young Life club with over 400 kids, including many Muslim kids who come to know Jesus in a new way. A gifted vocalist, Wonde is married to Sosina and they have four children.
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