Since our return, God has placed on our heart to stand firm on the vision of The Noah’s Ark project; to press on toward creating a comfortable home environment for all the children, with more caregivers equipped to instill biblical parenting to the children they are in charge of. By doing this, we directly respond to the call our Lord Jesus gave us to spread the Gospel and to make disciples.
• Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”(Matthew 28:16-20)
• Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
The purpose of “The Ark” was to provide a safe haven for the infants and toddlers. Let’s extend the vision to all children in the orphanage. Let’s imagine the following: All of the boys and girls living in fully furnished bedrooms, having a comfortable place to live, rest and study; Children listening to worship music broadcasted in the dorms or learning more about their Savior and Lord Jesus Christ by reading their own copy of the Holy Bible; More teachers and aunties (caretakers) added so that each child will have someone to care for him/her and listen to him/her.
God willing, we will soon launch a plan of renovation of the boys and girls dorms in Otutulu as well as the house/ apartment for the hired single staff living on-site.
Another step is to convert some storage areas of the current boys’ dorm into a doctor’s office and God willing, as Zoya Ministries partners with AVTHS in Nigeria, a small medical team will travel periodically to M.O.M. to provide medical care to the residents of the orphanage.
A lot has been accomplished in Otutulu since 2006.
God gave Zoya Ministries the vision of the Noah’s ark project and he was faithful all along the way to provide the energy and resources to fulfill it.
A lot of work still lies ahead of us. But the Ark building, dedicated in 2011, and so dear to our co-founder Karen Abebefebe, is our Ebenezar to remember that ‘Till now the Lord has helped us’.
Please contact us, as the Lord leads you to help the Noah’s Ark project.
You can make a difference to help sustain life in Otutulu.
We thank you for your prayers and support.