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“Daughter, your faith has made you well.” —Mark 5:34

Tuesday, October 27

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Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley

New York

Wagari Yohannes, director of Berhane Yesus Elementary School, with Jodi Keller, Cindy Keller, Kerri White, and Courtney Lewis, representatives from Susquehanna Valley Photo by Emrys Tyler

 

Wagari Yohannes, director of Berhane Yesus Elementary School, with Jodi Keller, Cindy Keller, Kerri White, and Courtney Lewis, representatives from Susquehanna Valley

 

Photo by Emrys Tyler

 

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.

Emrys Tyler: vice moderator, Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley; pastor, Nineveh Presbyterian Church

Let us join in prayer for:

Presbytery Staff

Judi Gage, moderator
Lisa Heckman, past moderator
Emrys Tyler, vice moderator
Jim Martin, stated clerk
Christine Rogalski, administrative assistant

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff

Michelle Schulz, PMA
Wilma Scott, OGA
David Sedlak, PMA

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.

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 12; 146
First Reading Ezra 5:1-17
Or alternate First Reading Lamentations 1:1-5 (6-9) 10-12
Second Reading Revelation 4:1-11
Gospel Reading Matthew 13:1-9
Evening Psalms 36; 7

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