Journey Beyond Imagination

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The victorious account of the Gedamu family of Ethiopia

Kokeb Gedamu was born in poverty in a remote village in Ethiopia as a Beta Yisrael, a Black Jew whose people were converted to Christianity at the end of the 19th century. Threatened by armed communist insurgents which persecuted Christians, Jews, and adherents to Haile Selaisse, he fled his village, traveling over mountains and through jungles where many of his comrades had perished. Despite threats to his life and his wife’s safety, he traveled across the parched desert of Sudan, armed solely with his faith in God, and eventually emigrated to Egypt in order to reach the Promised Homeland his father had told him about, Israel. Once in Israel, he faced religious persecution, forcing him to travel to the frigid borders of Canada and finally to America where his growing family could find safety, freedom, and stability.