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“You shall love the Lord your God.” Matt. 22:37

Thursday, April 24

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Africa, continued

 

Suri youth from Tuliget, Ethiopia

 

Suri youth from Tuliget, Ethiopia

 

Our partner church in Ethiopia, the Evangelical Church of Ethiopia Mekane Yesus (EECMY), is a case in point. Membership in the past decade has more than doubled to over 8 million members. In a country in which the median age is only 17 years, that much of that growth would be among the youth is to be expected, but the change goes far beyond demographics. When asked why youth in Ethiopia are engaged in and attracted to EECMY congregations, Rev. Michael Weller, Horn of Africa regional liaison, attributed it to “the vitality of the church and the experience of a relationship with the ‘living Lord’ as well as the joy of answered prayer and the purpose in life found in following the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Let us join in prayer for:

Africa Partners/Ministries, continued

All Africa Conference of Churches: Rev. Dr. André Karamaga, general secretary, Bright Mawudor, deputy general secretary, Archbishop Valentine Mokiwa, president • Christian Council of Liberia

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff

Cindy Goodman, PMA
Grace Goodyear, BOP
Catherine Gordon, PMA

Let us pray

Gracious God, we thank you that African youth are listening to the call to give their lives to Christ. Thank you for their commitment to invite others to faith and to address critical needs in their communities. Amen.

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 47; 147:12-20
First Reading Exodus 13:3-10
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 15:41-50
Gospel Reading Matthew 28:16-20
Evening Psalms 68; 113

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