Operation Rescue Ethiopia

Hello, I’m Kate Doherty, and I’m Clerk of Session in Enniskillen Presbyterian Church, Enniskillen.

For a number of years, I have been involved in a Christian charity called Operation Rescue, where my specific interest has been in Ethiopia.

I first went to Mkele in Ethiopia, where I was initially shocked by the lack of food and resources, but despite this, the smiling little faces, where the teacher in me saw opportunity and potential, and I knew that I was being called to help, in whatever way God led me.

Over a number of years, I made regular visits and grew a deep love for the children and the staff, who provide such practical help, to those who are so helpless and vulunerable.  Seeing help being given in the name of Jesus Christ is a constant reminder of how we are called to help as Christians, and I gain an immense amount of satisfaction, seeing young people growing, both physically and spiritually.  I have many stories of how children have blossomed into young Christian citizens of a modern day Ethiopia.