OUR ADOPTED PEOPLE GROUP
THE PROMISE OF ABUNDANT LIFE
"The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly." John 10:9-10
Through our partnership with Discovering Light, we are empowering the Arsi Oromo of Southeast Ethiopia to embrace God's design for abundant life.
The Arsi Oromo People
The Arsi Oromo people are 6 million strong dwelling in the plentiful Rift Valley of Southeast Ethiopia. The majority are Muslim, subsistence farmers living as their ancestors have for generations. But technology and an industrializing nation all around has created a deep sense of poverty and an awareness of what the Arsi don't have.
Most do not know Jesus and aren't experiencing the joy and purpose God intended for them, their family, and community. The people who call New Hope home are committed to partnering with God to change the trajectory of the Arsi Oromo through sustainable, community-based programs that introduce them to Jesus and foster transformative growth at the village level.
Discovering Light was birthed out of New Hope Church in 2010, to bring awareness to the plight of the Arsi Oromo and enlist the help of other churches and compassionate donors in the U.S. Working alongside expert leaders and organizations in Ethiopia, Discovering Light seeks to tactically provide support and create long-lasting solutions for afflicted communities.
New Hope invests in Discovering Light by linking members with volunteer opportunities and supporting targeted fundraising campaigns. Together, we sponsor projects that invite people into the family of God and train them to use local resources to address local challenges, building communities of hope and life.