Rama is a community far north, very close to the Eritrean Border. 60 children are cared for by the Lutheran Church in a large compound there. Solomon, their Social Worker always invites us to share the Good News, and we always provide each child with a new outfit of clothing, shoes, school supplies and food each time we visit them.
The choir here in ADWA is composed of our HOUSE OF HOPE kids, at the MEKANE YESUS (House of Jesus) CHURCH. We gathered over two dozen youth for an entire week, coaching their faith journey in a DESTINY WORSHIP. We also held a PASTORS and leader CONFERENCE from 6 churches there. During the recent civil war, businesses and hospitals in ADWA were destroyed, and they are still occupied by enemy troops.
We were asked to HOST a week-long PASTOR’S CLASS for the churches from the Eritrean Refugee Churches, providing for their housing and food for 3 days. When Eritrean forces illegally invaded last year, they forcefully returned thousands of escaped Christians back to prison, and destroyed the camps. The AKSUM church with broken glass walls was burned down 5 years ago. We held pastor’s meetings there also. This is where 800 were slaughtered at one time in November, 2020.
This is where our HOUSE OF HOPE is located, and the MEKANE YESUS church which our kids attend. Each time we visit, we provide a large community meal, for the church, our kids, and also the separate large Compassion International ministry which the church maintains. It is the only time Orthodox, Muslim and Christian families come together for a meal. We also share special gifts, games, songs as we share the Good News with the entire community.
Here in the capital of Tigray, we had our first ever YOUTH and PASTOR’S CONFERENCE in 2019. While traveling there, we took the opportunity to travel into the countryside to show our own HOUSE OF HOPE kids the beauties of their nation. We also share the Gospel with children of Operation Rescue.
We always seek out Christian Leaders in Ethiopia, encouraging unity in the Body of Christ, and working as partners with them and the Holy Spirit! Negest introduced us to them, and her precious family. Tsegay introduced us the strategic WIN SOULS FOR CHRIST ministry, where we were asked to share the Gospel.