Send gifts to the Kids in Jemo!

This year the Jemo traveling team is heading to Ethiopia from June 8th-15th. It’s time to start preparing a package for the team to bring to your sponsored child. Our team is smaller this year, and we have more kids, so please follow directions carefully. All the packages must be at the BCC office by

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New Uniforms have Arrived for the Kids at Jemo!

Our kids at Jemo have received their uniforms! Their joyful expressions make me so happy! I can imagine the scene.  200 children (trying to) wait patiently for their new clothes.  There were giggles.  There had to be a lot of squirming.  In my minds eye they sing the “Mesgana” (Praise Him) song that they taught

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2nd Annual Jemo Banquet Friday, February 28

Tickets are now on sale for the 2nd Annual Jemo Banquet which will be held on Friday, February 28. The social hour begins at 5:30.  There will be a silent auction and bidding on all items will begin at 5:30 as well. Dinner will be served at 6:30.  The menu includes both a beef and

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Celebrating God’s Incredible Faithfulness

No matter how you measure success, 2013 was an incredibly successful year in our partnership with Jemo. Statistically speaking, we praise God for the following accomplishments: All of the 150 children we had originally committed to finding sponsors, were sponsored!  We then added 50 more children to our sponsorship program.  Currently 15 of those 50

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Jemo Update – December 2013

JEMO UPDATE – PRAISE GOD In May of this year a team of people from BCC went to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to serve the community of Jemo and honor God through our partnership.  Since then, it has been an amazing seven months!  We have added another 50 children to our program, bringing the total to

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Discovering Jesus Through Jemo

An Update on our Ethiopian Partnership By Troy Reno As I ponder back to September 9th, 2012, I remember being very nervous about launching our partnership with a small Christian community called Jemo.  After all, it was half way around the world in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  After all, as a church, we had never really

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Road Update!!

One of the capitol projects we are currently working on in Jemo, Ethiopia is building a road. The road, pictured above, becomes a mud slide during the rainy season.  As you closely examine the picture you can see that in the background there is a steep incline.  Each year as the rain water permeates the

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My Little Girl. . . The Story of a Sponsor

  When I decided to sponsor a child, I looked at many children on the Jemo Hope Chest website. I noticed this 5 year old girl by the name of Lidiya Habesha. She looked malnourished and sad. I continued to look at the rest of the children on the website but felt drawn back to

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Jemo Fence Project COMPLETE!

    A short two months ago, Team Hope from BCC set out on a journey to East Africa; to be exact, a community called Jemo in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  None of us knew quite what to expect on this trip, only that God was in the lead. Our anticipation was great to say the

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Jemo Cobblestone Road Project

      Background Jemo Mekane Yesus Congregation was established in 2000 by four Christian families who moved to the Jemo community in 1996 to start their own church. Jemo Church has grown to nearly 500 members, consisting of two ordained ministers and over 50 volunteers who serve the church and the surrounding community. The

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