It is with incredible sorrow and broken hearts that we announce Birtukan Sinishaw, visionary founder of Yezelalem Minch in Ethiopia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior in heaven on September 8, 2021 after being hospitalized with Covid-19.
Although this was not the answer to prayer that we hoped for, we rejoice that Birtukan’s illness and suffering is over, and that she is now in the presence of our ultimate Healer. Birtukan was truly a mother to many, and she will not be forgotten. Her love for Jesus, passion for people, and vision for the orphaned and vulnerable live on through the many lives she has had a profound impact on. We are incredibly grateful for each of you, for you are a part of her living legacy!
Please be in prayer for Birtukan’s husband, Nesibu; their children; and closest loved ones; along with the many who called her “mom” as they mourn this great and very sudden loss. Many have asked about contributing to Yezelalem Minch in Birtukan’s memory. For that purpose, we have created this official Memorial Fund which will benefit the YZM preschool ministry – Birtukan’s latest vision and one of her greatest joys in the last years of her life.
If you would like to provide ongoing support in Birtukan’s memory, we encourage you to prayerfully consider sponsoring a child. Sponsorship is one of the most sustainable ways to support the daily work of YZM.
Above all, please continue to keep Birtukan’s family close to your hearts and in your prayers as they adjust to life without her. Thank you so much for your love, support, and prayer. We love you!
Learn more about Yezelalem Minch and sponsoring a child: