Michael Belay is a security guard at Chapman University. He is an immigrant from Ethiopia, and maintains very close ties with his home country.
Michael’s heart has been touched by the plight of one village’s orphans, and this year he sold his home in orange County, took the proceeds and travelled to the village where he used the money to build a school for the orphans. You can see pictures of the kids here.
Michael is back in the USA now, and back at work, having moved his family into an apartment. He remains the most cheerful and upbeat man in the world, who simply explains that he did what his faith and his heart compelled him to do.
This Christmas season, please consider a gift to HappyinEthiopia, which is the organization that supports the school. Donations are teax deductible.