Ekklesia Oromia is deeply rooted in the values of Compassion, Empathy, Affection and Community.
Ekklesia Oromia, in collaboration with partnering churches, organizations and diaspora communities abroad, strives to provide for the needs of vulnerable communities in Oromia. It envisions orphans, widows, the disabled and elderly living with dignity and actualizing their God-given potential to further contribute to their communities and country.
Ekklesia Oromia exists to support vulnerable communities, such as orphans, widows, the disabled and elderly, in rural Oromia through the means of charitable donations. While our short term goal is to support the needs of fifty orphans through the establishment of the Ekklesia Oromia Bojjii Orphans and Elderly Village, our long-term vision is to enable the community toward self-reliance through revenue generating activities taking place at the Village center.
In 2019, the Lord gave Tsegaye Sombo, founder and executive director of Ekklesia Oromia, repeated dreams concerning the Igguu Bojjii community in Western Oromia, Ethiopia. This dream prompted him to make inquiries about the living conditions of the people in the area. In February 2020, when he visited Oromia, he had the unique opportunity to fellowship with members of the Igguu Bojjii church. Inspired by their resilient hope, he decided to bring hope to the hopeless through the founding of Ekklesia Oromia.
The Orphans Village will mainstream orphans, widows, the disabled and elderly communities without proper care and attention in the Ekklesia Oromia Bojjii Elderly and Orphan Village, located in Western Oromia at Billaa Town. Based on its short term goals, the Village aims to provide care, support and protection for 50 orphans & street children. The long-term vision of Ekklesia Oromia is to create a self-sustaining community that will continue to maintain the services of the Village and expand to reach more vulnerable populations in Oromia.