Are you ready to embark on an incredible journey of faith and service? Soddo Christian Hospital ( in Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia, has an exciting opportunity just for you! We are seeking a passionate, credentialed elementary school teacher to join our team at The Grove, our school for missionary children, for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year.

At The Grove, we have created a nurturing home for our precious missionary children, all elementary aged. As recent Christian college graduate, you have the chance to make a lasting impact on their lives and their spiritual journey. Our curriculum is already “open and ready to go,” so you can dive right in and start making a difference from day one.

As the chosen candidate, you will be responsible for leading a small classroom of children at various grade levels, ensuring their educational and spiritual growth. The school day runs from approximately 8 am to 3 pm, with a lunch break in which the children are with their family. After 3 pm, you’ll have dedicated time for teacher preparation, ensuring you can deliver the best possible education to our students – and have some free time! Weekends are set aside for your rest, recreation, or travel.

We value collaboration and teamwork, which is why you’ll be working closely with the parents, as well as a dedicated child-care helper. Together, you’ll create an environment that fosters a love for learning, embraces a new culture, and nurtures the faith of our missionary children. We seek someone who is in good health, energetic, and passionate about early education and the teachings of Jesus Christ.

As a missionary experience in Ethiopia, this teaching position offers a unique opportunity for personal and spiritual growth. We encourage pre-field training with esteemed organizations like Missions Training International (MTI) to equip you with the necessary skills for this rewarding journey. While fundraising to cover transportation and daily expenses is encouraged, we have raised a support stipend through St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation to help offset the need to raise financial support. Rest assured, living costs in-country are low, and you’ll be provided with free housing on the hospital compound alongside other dedicated members of the missionary team.

Your commitment to this remarkable endeavor would start in early August of 2024 and extend through the beginning of June 2025. We invite you to be a positive role model in the lives of these missionary children, shaping their education and strengthening their faith. Are you ready to seize this incredible opportunity to serve God and His children? Apply now and become part of something truly meaningful at Soddo Christian Hospital!

For more information, contact Steve Harling at