Tuesday, October 27
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Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley
Berhane Yesus Elementary School in Dembi Dollo, Ethiopia, provides an excellent education to children from rural areas who might not otherwise have access. A ministry of Western Wollega Bethel Synod (comprising over 400 congregations in western Ethiopia), the school also upholds the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley and its 48 congregations have maintained a 17-year relationship with this synod of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus. We have helped to equip pastors, elders, missionaries, and teachers for the work of enriching all aspects of life.
Ninety-seven years ago, the Presbyterian missionary Thomas Lambie came to the mountains of western Ethiopia to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. He was determined, however, to introduce more than just spiritual salvation. Lambie founded both a school and a hospital on the mission compound in Dembi Dollo. Since then the gospel of Jesus Christ has flourished alongside improved health care and education for all ages through the work of Western Wollega Bethel Synod. It has been a joy to see, in the faces of the young at Berhane Yesus, evidence that the whole gospel is flourishing in the region.
Please join us in praying that the gospel will continue to be proclaimed in word and deed throughout western Ethiopia.
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PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Let us pray
Redeeming and sending God, send the rain of your Spirit on the land of Ethiopia. Pour out grace on the people, from the kindergartners to the grandparents. Redeem them for the abundant life given to us in Jesus Christ. Galatómi, Yesus (“Thank you, Jesus” in Oromo). Amen.