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“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…” James 1:27

Abenezer’s Hope Fund was created with the purpose of hiring nannies in Kebebe Tsehay orphanage to defend the fatherless.

“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.” Psalm 82:3

The conditions in the Kebebe Tsehay orphanage, located in Ethiopia, are life-threatening. Supplies can help, but only people can care for these orphans. Nannies are essential to the survival of these children. By contributing to Abenezer’s Hope Fund, you can make a direct impact and defend the fatherless.  Please see the “Get Involved” page for more details.

$900 per year is all it takes to hire a single nanny. Every donation, no matter the size, can make a huge difference in these orphan’s lives. Will you prayerfully consider contributing to Abenezer’s Hope Fund?

How did Abenezer’s Hope Fund get started?
During Chris and Justin Michels’ adoption of their youngest son, they were able to walk through Kebebe Tsehay orphanage in Ethiopia where their son stayed after he was found. They were stunned at what they saw: 40-plus babies were in a room with 25 cribs. There were only two nannies to care for these children. The conditions were abysmal. The Michels talked this over with their family and decided these orphans could not be ignored; action had to be taken. Abenezer’s Hope Fund was created, as a result, with the purpose of distributing money to hire nannies to care for these orphans.