An International

Hope In View's Mission

is to strengthen the Church, especially in Ethiopia, so that it is empowered to bring about wholistic, sustainable transformation of individuals, churches and communities.

What's New

Matching Grant for COVID Crisis

  Marching Grant for COVID Crisis   A generous donor has offered up to $20,000 to match certain donations received by May 22. In just a few weeks, people with whom we have shared our lives for many years will likely be suffering from COVID-19 and/or from hunger. Ethiopia does not have the safety nets that we have in the USA. Though we can’t “fix” all of Ethiopia, we must do what we can for sisters and brothers who have worked shoulder to shoulder with us—and for the movements they serve. Here are the donations that will be... [more]


On April 8, Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers declared a 5-month State of Emergency for fighting the coronavirus, which was approved by Parliament today. It is not clear what additional measures will be used to control the virus, as many measures have already been in place. Today there are 56 known cases and 3 deaths, up from 29/0 a week ago.  Ethiopia, with a population of 105 million, has only 400 ventilators, compared to New York City’s 4000 (with request for 30,000 more).  However, our friends in Ethiopia have been hard at work: So far they have erected six... [more]

COVID-19 Begins in Ethiopia

Just seven weeks after the USA diagnosed its first case of COVID-19, a traveler to Ethiopia tested positive for cornavirus on March 13.The government acted swiftly to:  1. Close all public gatherings (March 16)2. Close all land borders (March 20)3. Pardon and release 4,410 prisoners (on March 25). In addition, early on, eight of the country's nine regions imposed their own travel bans and lockdowns. Coronavirus messages have even replaced the ringing sound on phones before someone answers. Nonetheless, the virus has spread throughout much of the country (see red areas on map as... [more]