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Published Sat, Aug 31, 2019

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This week, we're celebrating the nomination of Mike and Kim Adams for the Angels in Adoption Award by South Dakota Senator, John Thune. Senator Thune is a member of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, an organization dedicated to supporting legislation that improves the lives of children without families. The Angels in Adoption Award honors those who advocate for adoption and child welfare. Senator Thune nominated Mike and Kim not only because they are adoptive parents. But also because they continue to serve children through their foundation and...

Published Fri, Aug 23, 2019

"Breaking the cycle of poverty". We often communicate that goal to our stakeholders, supporters and followers. But the actual work of "breaking the cycle" happens every day of the school year, in every classroom through the determination and hard work of every student at Adams Thermal Academies. This work is slow and tedious and requires a future vision for success. So it's important that we take the opportunity at the end of the school year to recharge that vision and remind our students of what success looks like.
 
On a rainy day in July, parents, teachers, administrators and friends...

Published Sun, Aug 11, 2019

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US Senator John Thune Visits Adams Thermal

The August recess is an opportunity for members of congress to come home and visit constituents. This week was no exception for John Thune, one of South Dakota's two US Senators. Senator Thune stopped by Adams Thermal Systems for a tour and discussions about the state of manufacturing in the U.S. Adams Thermal Systems President and CEO Mike Adams also had an opportunity to share with Senator Thune about the work of Adams Thermal Foundation in Ethiopia. 

Senator Thune is committed to helping grow jobs right here...

Published Sun, Aug 04, 2019

GOLF IS AN ANSWER TO PRAYER

Have you ever received an answer to your prayers? 

Six years ago, there were many prayers about the decision to take over responsibility for running the schools in Hosanna and Ottoro. And there was one consistent answer to those prayers. God promised He would bring others alongside us to help if we would be faithful and say "yes" to the door he was opening in Ethiopia. And that promise has been kept many times over. Many of the people reading this are answers to prayer. You know who you are! Every time we sign...

Published Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Sports metaphors are helpful when it comes to understanding the value of a high school diploma in a developing country like Ethiopia. But it's no mere game for the 52 graduates from Adams Thermal Academy Hosanna (ATAH) who received their diplomas on Saturday, June 29th. 

This past April, international news outlets were lit up with the story out of India where 20 students committed suicide when they received the wrong scores on their national exams due to a computer glitch. More than 50,000 other students were requesting re-verification of their national exam scores. When you're competing against generational cycles...

Published Sun, Jul 14, 2019

What would make 500 kids give up their first week of summer vacation? The answer is Vacation Bible School at Adams Thermal Academy in Hosanna, Ethiopia!
 
For the 2nd year in a row, children from the Academy and the local Hosanna community showed up for four days of music, singing, crafts, story-telling, games and food. Grades kindergarten through 8th learned about Queen Esther, Moses, the Woman at the Well and Adam & Eve. Grades 9 through 12th learned about the seven "I AM" statements from the Gospel of John. Crafts included tambourines, zebras and lion manes. Games included freeze...

Published Sat, May 04, 2019

It was our 5th annual event in six years and it was our BEST EVER!
 
Since launching our mission to Ethiopia in 2013, we've held a dinner every year to share the progress with sponsors, supporters and friends. We thank God that we had more guests, more exciting news to share and more generous giving than ever before. Thank you to all who attended our Ethiopian Easter event this week. 
 
Thanks also to special guests, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and her niece Ruby, nine-year-old Ethiopian guitar player Cooper Zell, Assistant Superintendent of Sioux Falls Public Schools Dr. James Nold, Master of Ceremonies Nathan Schock and Faith...

Published Fri, Apr 05, 2019

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For several years, you’ve been supporting God’s work in Ethiopia through our student sponsorship program. We are pleased to introduce our Teacher Sponsorship Program, which is in place to support the salary, healthcare and retirement of the teachers at Adams Thermal Academies in Hossana and Ottoro, Ethiopia. While the sponsorship supports the teacher financially, it has the potential to be much, much more. Our hope is to connect active and retired educators in the U.S. with our teachers in Ethiopia. Our vision is for these to be collaborative...

Published Tue, Mar 12, 2019

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The leadership and staff of Adams Thermal Foundation would like to express our condolences to all the families as well the organizations that lost loved ones, colleagues and friends on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. While the airplane itself is drawing a lot of attention, many people behind the scenes are in shock and disbelief and mourning for the lives that were taken so quickly and so suddenly. As the names and nationalities of passengers have come out, it's become clear that many were aid workers and those involved in charitable causes on behalf of...

Published Mon, Mar 11, 2019

When the high school building in Hosanna was finished, RJ and Teresa Devick, of Bond & Devick in the Twin Cities, made a generous donation to the Adams Thermal Academy. Their gift provided equipment for all the science labs in the school, and offered its students an opportunity rarely found in Ethiopian secondary schools – hands-on learning in a lab setting. As opposed to just listening to lectures, or reading about science projects and experiments, Hossana students are now able to do projects and conduct experiments to supplement their classroom work.

Enter Henok Tadesse Ergogo, a junior...

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