Ethiopa Update – August 2013 – Samson Weldemariam – Country Director
“In the Lord’s prayer we say, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…”
This is why we are here. This is our purpose. We are created in God’s divine image. We are representatives of the heavenly king here on earth. God’s desire is that we would extend his kingdom wherever we live and that the benefits and ethics of this kingdom would become manifest throughout this whole glorious earth.
God has done lots of things in our nation and regions through our ministry to manifest His kingdom in our midst. Here under are some of the things that we have accomplished in the last month.
I. First KG graduation in Welenchity
Last month we have graduated 15 children from UKG to grade one in Welenchity. For us this is the Historic moment because when we begun this school we had nothing except God. We started by 22 children with poor facility. We trusted God to help us and He is also faithful and fulfilled his Promise.
The children and their parents so exited on that day. We prayed and thank God. I shared the Word of God with them and the children sang a song. Totally we had a good time.
Pray for us for the completion of two new classrooms so that we will be able to retain our students in grade one in our school. If we have not completed the classrooms within the coming two months the students will go nowhere to learn in Grade one.
The children were so excited at that moment
KG Graguation Ceremony
Words of encouragement from the Bible
during the Graduation Event
II. Youth Leadership development training.
I have conducted leadership training for the youth in Nazareth. They were about 15. This program was designed to empower the young generation so that they will be able to become the future leaders. I was sharing with them on the topic of roles of a leader. We had also time of discussions on the challenges of youth in our country. We worked on this training with the central region of Ethiopian Evangelical Churches Association. Praise the Lord!
Youth Leadership development training in Nazareth
III. School Uniform for orphans
We have supported school uniform for 30 Orphans in our KG school in Donni village. Pastor Endale was handed over the gifts. The Orphans were so happy and their life has changed by this simple gift. The gift encouraged them a lot and helped them to think that there is some one who cares for them.
The Orphans wear their new school uniform
The kingdom of God is expanding powerfully in our region. We thank God for all that He has been doing among us. Let’s pray one another “that God would continue working in our midst. Amen!