Fargo Monthly December 2021

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By Alexandre Cyusa Photo By Josiah Kopp

Helping Others Thrive Happy Holidays! During this eventful period of the year when people are celebrating with their family and friends, I wanted to visit with someone who needs to be celebrated for their servant leadership. Mrs. Ruth Emmanuel Tesfaye was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. After graduating from high school, she moved to the United States to attend Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She received her undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Concordia in 2017 and earned her master’s degree in Accounting from NDSU in 2018. She currently works as a Corporate Accountant at American Crystal Sugar Company in Moorhead, MN. She lives in Fargo, with her husband, Million Tesfaye. Her drive, love for others, and stellar attitude makes her an asset to our community: the FM area is fortunate Lady Ruth calls here her "home away from her ancestral home," Ethiopia! Until our enchanting paths cross again: Umwaka Mushya Muhire! (Happy New Year in KinyaRwanda) - Cyusa 46 | DECEMBER 2021 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM