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Berhane Yesus Elementary School in Dembi Dollo, western Ethiopia, has long been a first entry point to education for poor and rural Ethiopians. The school is operated by the Western Wollega Bethel Synod and serves children of subsistence farmers, migrant workers and sometimes displaced groups of people.E051836. Read more
Tough economic times, the ravages of protracted civil wars, HIV/AIDS and the return of diseases once thought to be under control have placed unbearable burdens on the extended family adoption system. Shenandoah Presbytery is joining with its partner in Ethiopia-Illubabor Bethel Synod to respond to this growing need.E051607. Read more
Bethel Evangelical Secondary School is a premier institution with a reputation for producing well-qualified graduates. With 335 students now attending, funds are needed for improvements, a new library, a laboratory and the replacement of underground water pipes. Gifts to this project may also assist with necessary related project expenses that are essential to the successful completion of this project, such as mission personnel, travel and administrative support.E862104. Read more
This school enrolls about 800 girls (day students) and lives up to its name that means the Light of Life. Bible study and daily worship are a part of the everyday schedule. The academic standards are high and, in many ways, the school is a model for education in Ethiopia.E863112. Read more
This newly completed Bible School has begun training lay leaders for the seven people groups within the Southwest Bethel Synod of the EECMY. Through their passion for evangelism, Christian believers have started over 25 new congregations in the last five years. Lay leaders are leading the movement but need more training, since most have no Bible training and many have only a
sixth grade education. The Bible School is their only opportunity for further education. Funding is needed for student scholarships, training conferences and the envisioned two-year Bible program.E047902. Read more
The EECMY has grown so rapidly that there is a serious shortage of pastors. Funds are needed to expand the seminary so that more pastors can be trained and to organize Theological Education by Extension programs for laypersons in various centers scattered throughout Ethiopia.E862751. Read more
The Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology is the graduate-level theological training program in the Horn of Africa. Its ownership is shared by the Ethiopian Evangelical Mekane Yesus Church (PC(USA)'s partner in Ethiopia). The mission of EGST is to prepare Christ-like servants through post-graduate theological training who can equip churches, primarily of Ethiopia, for maturity, ministry and mission. EGST pursues this mission primarily by training those who will serve as professors and instructors in the theological training programs of Ethiopia's many churches.E051846. Read more
The Anuak Bible Translation work has pushed forward but still has some of the longer Old Testament books to translate, such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. The Anuak church in Ethiopia is growing and the demand for scripture has increased. God has provided a well-qualified translation team. Your gift will help complete the translation of the Bible for a growing group of Christians among a largely unreached people group that extends into neighboring Sudan.E863117. Read more
Our partner church in Ethiopia is reaching out to 8 million Arssi Oromo people who are folk Muslims. They are sending teams of teacher/evangelists to villages that want schools, to help with education and to plant churches. Funds will help build schools in villages.
(FM = Frontier Mission)E040086. Read more
Join a new effort to provide translations of the Bible for people who do not have a viable church presence in their culture. Your gifts can help bring God's word to people who have never had it in their own language at an annual cost of $4,000-$6,000.
(FM = Frontier Mission)E863014. Read more
Gifts to this ECO assist the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) in responding to the overwhelming opportunities for evangelism and discipleship training that present themselves all over Ethiopia. In spite of war, drought and a substantial refugee population, the churches are growing and joyfully sharing the Good News.E863170. Read more
The EECMY student ministry aims to found the first church-based ministry on the 48 college campuses throughout Ethiopia. Reaching college students is strategic for bringing the liberating good news of Christ to all peoples of Ethiopia. Young people are gathered from many of the 87 people groups in Ethiopia, and college graduates occupy high leadership positions in church, government, medical, business and judicial systems. Your gifts help train both student and congregational leaders for life transforming service, leadership and evangelism in the church, in government and in business.E048008. Read more
A Dawro woman named Astar heard a rumor seven years ago about a person named Jesus. Through this woman the Lord began a spontaneous people movement that has overcome some of the oppressive local structures imprisoning community members. Christians are growing in number and in maturity. Your gift funds Bible translation, literacy work and further evangelism efforts among the Conta/Dawro and Kaffa-Menja peoples.
(FM = Frontier Mission)E040019. Read more
The Southwest Bethel Synod of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekene Yesus continues its evangelism effort to reach out to these three unreached people groups, the Manja, Sheko and Meenit. Most of them practice the traditional religion and live in the forests around the southwestern part of Ethiopia. There are only a few communities of believers. Funds are needed to support the evangelists, their traveling expenses and leadership training for new church leaders.
(FM = Frontier Mission)E040074. Read more
The Shekicho people of Ethiopia had only about 500 believers in 1991. Now, due to the faithful work of our PC(USA) partner church, the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, there are 20,000. Your gifts will provide funds for the Shekicho Bible translation along with other avenues of outreach.
(FM = Frontier Mission)E040041. Read more
The Surma Tribe, thanks to the Ethiopian mission team led by John and Gwen Haspels, now has an initial Christian community. Developments in water provision, agriculture, primary health work, literacy and Bible translation are being planned. Funds support all of these ministries plus expansion to neighboring unreached peoples.
(FM = Frontier Mission)E040017. Read more
Gifts support church and community-based programs that address poverty, behavior and other root causes of AIDS transmission. Programs include skills training, education, income-generating activities and Biblically based behavior formation and change. A particular focus is women and families.E862706. Read more
The EECMY supports health services throughout the five Presbyterian-related Bethel Synods. Training, medicine and supplies are needed for remote, rural clinics, particularly in the impoverished Gambella region of southwest Ethiopia. People often travel long distances to clinics that are understaffed and under-supplied. Gifts to this account will improve the ability of these clinics to meet the critical need for health services.E862141. Read more
Community health work is combined with basic development in an isolated, underdeveloped area of western Ethiopia. Roads and wells have been constructed. With a new health clinic, funds are needed to train community health workers who will provide basic health services such as immunizations, prenatal care and health education.E862764. Read more
Without clean water, good health is impossible. In many parts of the world people suffer chronic and life-threatening illness and children die needlessly for lack of accessible clean water. Funds for this program provide technical assistance, equipment and training to develop sources of clean water in needy communities.E862703. Read more
John and Gwenyth Haspels have served in a remote area of Ethiopia for over a decade, partnering with the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus. John works with church planning and Gwenyth is a medical clinic supervisor among the Suri people in Tulegit. In a church that has grown from 20,000 to more than four million members in under 40 years, church planning is a vital ministry. A neighboring chief said to John, "We have come and we can see that the people living here in Tulegit are living in the light. We are still living in the darkness. Please ...E200359. Read more
Mission workers filling this position for the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus ("Home of Jesus") serve at the denomination's Bethel Evangelical Secondary School, a boarding school for students in grades nine through twelve located in Dembi Dollo, Ethiopia.MI910082. Read more
The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus is a long-standing partner of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The church has approximately five million members, with congregations throughout Ethiopia. Gifts to this account will support an instructor at the denomination's Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa. The position is filled by Carolyn Weber.E200472. Read more
The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus is a vital partner with PC(USA) in World Mission, and continues to grow through innovative evangelism; developing ministries in urban ministry, university ministry, peace and reconciliation ministry providing opportunities for EECMY women and men to enter international service through its International Mission Society. EECMY members enthusiastically support these ministries, but your contribution is needed to help these ministries expand and develop.E862133. Read more
Funds will be used for operating, travel and administrative expenses for the work of the PC(USA) liaison working in the Horn of Africa region (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan). The liaison helps implement agreed-upon programs with partner churches and institutions while supporting PC(USA) congregations and presbyteries in direct mission involvement with partners. The liaisons also give practical, pastoral and culture/language transition support to other PC(USA) mission personnel serving in the region. Particular focus is on Ethiopia and South Sudan.E051698. Read more