Street scene in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, part of the Horn of Africa. The Horn of Africa region includes Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Awel* is a tall, thin man. His lanky body clad in a bright red sarong, a well-worn shirt and a jacket fraying at the seams. But he is full of joy and greeted visitors on a recent trip loudly, with the only English word he knew.
Pointing a bony finger to the sky he burst out, “Jesus!” Continue reading
Tunisia is known for it’s magnificent ancient ruins and golden beaches nestled along the Mediterranean coastline. In recent years, social unrest and violence in the country has made headlines following the revolution in 2011 that was wide-spread in the Arab world. In 2015, there was also two attacks on foreign tourists, both committed by Islamic terrorist groups. Continue reading
In 2001, Pastor Dayaratne and his wife Mala opened the Agape Children’s Village in Sri Lanka, caring for abandoned, orphaned and abused children. Due to government pressure and a media smear campaign, Agape Children’s Village was forced to close in April 2013. Recently Open Doors spoke to Dayaratne and visited the eerily serene Agape Children’s Village, now in decay.
Welcome sign to Agape Children’s Village