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Time to help this Priest?

A priest who has suffered terribly for years in a war-torn region in the ‘Horn of Africa’ is in need of charity to preserve his sacred Ministry. (more…)

Missionary in Ethiopia offers Masses for those who donated, and sends a special message

Christ is risen!

The Rev. Abba (Father) Abraha Baraki of the Apostolic Prefecture of Robe-Bale in southeastern Ethiopia sends a report (more…)

Grace is flowing from the altar of missionairies in Ethiopia – thanks to you

In an exchange between NCCL’s Executive Director and Abba Abraha Baraki, of the Apostolic Prefecture of Robe-Bale, Father Abraha gives a detailed account of the most (more…)

The Ethiopians are coming … sooner even than expected

News this morning from their Uncle, Father Tesfamariam Baraki, tells that the Baraki Brothers are now booked on a flight to arrive in Washington this (more…)

Have travel visas ever been granted so quickly?

Vice Consul Sebastian J. Gregg from the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia informs (more…)

No greater love

Robel Hailu Baraki is laying his life down for his brother Assefa.



When it rains, it pours … paperwork!

Among the several letters of support required by the U.S. Consul to issue visas to Assefa & Robel, two of the most outstanding come from the physicians & staff who have donated their professional skills & compassionate care to our young friends. (more…)

Word is getting around

For Assefa & his brother Robel seek to obtain the necessary visas to receive medical treatment in the U.S., a few letters of support must be sent to the U.S. Consulate in Addis Ababa as part of the application process. Executive Director Greg Lloyd outlines the work & responsibility of the National Coalition on Assefa’s behalf in the letter which appears below.

Click here to see the letter. in .pdf.    (An image of the same in .jpg format appears below.) (more…)

Straight to the Embassy

Preparations for Asefa’s journey continues, beginning as many things do with plenty of paperwork.

Subject: question of when and manner to present required supporting documentation of non-immigrant visa application for purpose of medial treatment

Update: transplant ready, visa pending, your charity needed

Among NCCL’s several current projects (more…)