Graduation Date - June 2022
I am the youngest child in my family and I watched my older brothers and their friends play soccer. I fell in love with the game and trained myself to join the Ethiopian national team.
One day, I was invited to a Christian wedding. The radiant love and affection shared between the bride and the groom and those who were invited in the wedding captured my heart and I gave my life to Christ. The demonstration of Christ’s love was so evident and I rejoiced in my new life. However, I kept it a secret from my parents. I was sure they will not approve. My dad found my Bible and forbade me from going to church. I stopped following Christ but pursued with my soccer games.
The women soccer team that I joined passed the African champion-ship for the first time in the Ethiopian women soccer history. I then became the captain of the team at age 17. As I was basking in all the fame, I suddenly hit a rock, broke my ankle and got hospitalized. All my friends & followers vanished. I was devastated. It was at this time my sister, a secret believer, shared the love of Christ with me. That fire of love I once experienced ignited again and I cried out to the Lord and rededicated my life to Jesus. The Lord provided treatment and I got healed. I also started going to church and grew in my life with the Lord.
I met my husband Tewodros and became a mother of two beautiful children. I chose to study at ETC because it is well known for its Bible centered teaching. I joined to equip myself to minister to young Ethiopian women, empower them and help them reach towards what God has for them.