Published Fri, Apr 10, 20.
Written by Scott Chleborad.


As of this morning, there are 56 reported cases of COVID-19 in Ethiopia, but there is very limited testing being done, especially in the rural areas so the numbers are likely inaccurate. The country wide lock-down continues, and only essential operations are running. 

The two Adams Thermal Academies are closed, initially for two weeks, but the closure has been extended to at least a month. The staff at both schools are doing their best to keep the students active and on track during this down time. Teachers for the core subjects in each grade are preparing homework assignments, which are then distributed from the schools. In order to minimize the risk of community spread, students or their parents are picking up the packets at scheduled intervals using all recommended social distancing and sanitation practices. 

While the world waits for this virus to run its course, and with the help of your prayers and support, the ATF staff here and in Ethiopia are doing our best to continue God’s work. 

 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23