After finishing graduate school at the University of Oregon, Scott worked in the communications field in SW Florida for 22 years. In 2004, he began serving Sanibel Community Church as Missions Team leader, but never expected to go into the field himself. However, in January 2006, God called him into full-time service in Ethiopia. While serving in the Ethiopian countryside, he received a vision and assignment from the Lord to help children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Scott also has a passion for Biblical counseling, and received a Masters in Pastoral Counseling in 2014 from Liberty University.
Gigi Haile is an Ethiopian national with a degree in Sociology from Unity University. She immigrated to England in the 1990s and upon receiving British citizenship and national Youth and Child Care certification (Level 3), spent over 15 years working in the government's Foster Parent program. She has a passion for helping disadvantaged youth and the elderly, specifically by empowering people in skills needed to help better themselves.
Scott and Gigi joined New International in 2009. They founded a group home orphanage in 2010, and currently support several outreach programs that help young children. In 2014, they partnered with an international Addis Ababa missionary church and will now operate under their local oversight. They teach Bible-based workshops and work with local churches to stimulate programs to empower young children, university students, and adults.
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With New International since 2009