Be patient and the dream will come true

“I knew I had to work with the Ethiopian community because I know how difficult it is for the families not to be able to decide for their kids."

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February 28, 2018 19:22
 MICHAL AVERA SAMUEL

MICHAL AVERA SAMUEL. (photo credit: YOHANIS AZZEU)

 
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Michal Avera Samuel was only eight years old when her family set out on foot from Gondar, Ethiopia. Throughout the difficult six-week trek, she and her parents and eight siblings – the oldest son had been kidnapped several years before by Mengistu’s forces – kept up their spirits by reminding themselves of their ultimate destination.

“When we started our journey, we knew we were heading to Jerusalem, so we were very excited and did not complain, but in Sudan a lot of people died and there was disease and we had nothing to do. My parents had no jobs and didn’t speak the language. I remember asking, ‘Is this the dream you promised us?’ They told us to be patient and the dream would come true,” Samuel recalls.

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