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To observe the effect of God working through the PC(USA) partnership with the Bethel Evangelical Secondary School (BESS), you don’t have to look any farther than the life of Amanuel Tesfaye, the director of BESS. In all honesty, Amanuel is the epitome of everything we are taught in the Perspectives course.
Amanuel has lived in Dembi Dollo his entire life. He is the eldest child from a very poor family. Amanuel’s father is a very poor farmer who still lives on the road between the BESS School and town. Years ago, a ...