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New Member Candidate

Donek Tesfaye

Donek Tesfaye was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia into an Ethiopian Orthodox family. She became a follower of Christ through a youth ministry in her high school and later through a Navigator’s ministry at her current church. She first began to have a heart for people living and dying without Christ when she met missionaries at her church and later worked with them in a mission organization called SIM. Donek is married to Israel and they have two children: Boaz and Priscilla. They are active members of the International Evangelical Church(IEC) in Addis Ababa where they have been involved in various ministries including serving in Worship team, leading small groups and teaching Sunday School.

Donek is the Ministry Evaluation and Learning Lead serving SIM globally. Before that she served as the Deputy Director of SIM Ethiopia. Donek also serves as the Board chair for the SIM East Africa Sending Office where East Africans are mobilized, equipped and sent to work as cross cultural gospel workers.

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