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Family Devotions

He Cares For You


God will give us what we need.


Yidnekachew (yid-nek-a-chew) has a great smile and is a joy to be around. God has been faithful to provide and restore the life of this special boy.

Watch the video (read the subtitles for your little kiddos) and then discuss Yidnekachew’s story together.


Why did Yidnekachew have to work as a farmer when he was a younger?

Many times when people are living in poor conditions the children have to work to provide enough money for basic needs, like food.

How did God answer Yidnekachew’s prayers?

God provided Yidnekachew with a home, a family, all of his needs met, and more!

What is Yidnekachew’s relationship with God like?

Yidnekachew said it is, “so good.” He prays often, trusts God and thanks Him for all He has provided!


Did you know?

Yidnekachew said he only ate maize, which is corn in Ethiopia.

The name Yidnekachew means, “Let them be amazed.” We are definitely amazed at how God provides for Yidnekachew!
Yidnekachew enjoys learning English and would enjoy being a translator one day.


1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.


How has God provided for Yidnekachew?

What are some ways God gives you what you need?

How do you feel to know that God loves to care for you?


God will give us what we need.

  • Yidnekachew once had no hope or plan for his future. Even then he prayed and trusted God to provide. And God has provided and keeps providing! Yidnekachew learned that he can rely on the Lord to meet his needs and now he is giving God the glory for it. Yidnekachew is so thankful and he sees how “All children living here [in the family center] are living here because of God.” We can thank God too for all the ways He has and will provide for us, because of “his riches in Christ Jesus!”

Close in prayer

Lord, we want to praise you for caring for us and giving us all that we need. You are good and faithful in all you do and we want to give you the glory! Thank you for providing for Yidnekachew in so many ways. Please continue to provide for him and his family and help us trust you as you provide for us! Help us love others as you love us. Amen.


Find a piece of paper, a chalkboard, or anything to write on! As a family, make a list of all the ways God has provided for you. Then, take some time to thank the Lord for supplying every one of your needs and give Him the glory!



Cory Asbury

Spend time listening to the music and lyrics together as a family.