Ethiopia Update – September 2015 – Samson Weldemariam – Director of Unite 4 Africa, Ethiopia
Our school in Welenchity keeps expanding
God has been doing great things through our school project in Welenchity town. Currently the number of students reaches 529. So far we had 14 classrooms only and those classrooms could not contain all our students and it affected the teaching and learning process.
But last year we started building additional 6 classrooms and we are using it even though it has not yet completed. But we could not solve the problem because of the number of the students getting increase every year. So now, we started building another additional 2 classrooms and it is under construction. Currently we have totally 22 classrooms in our school compound but still the need is very huge. Our plan is to buy another plot of land next to our school compound.
Additional classrooms building construction in Welenchity town
Graduation in Dera and ambo towns
We have graduated more than 50 church leaders and local missionaries in mission and leadership. The aim of the training is to empower and equip our leaders and missionaries with basic Bible doctrines and leadership skills. It took 1 and half year to complete the training. After this training the students will be our master trainers in their respective regions and local churches.
Graduation in Ambo Town
Chuch Leaders Training in Debrezeit
We keep pressing on equipping more leaders through various trainings. Recently we called another group of leaders from 18 different areas and gathered in Debrezeit town for five days. We are strongly working to produce more servant leaders in our movement. The emphasis was story telling and leadership development.
Praise is a weapon, and it is to be offered up always. It is the weapon that silences the enemy, and leads us to the road of transformation. First of all I praise God for His grace and mercy to enable us to labor in harvest mission field. I would also like to thank all our partners who are always lifting us in their prayers. Here under is the following prayer request:
- Thank God for enabling us to build additional classrooms in our school project in Welenchity.
- Thank God for the strength that He has given to all our trainers to equip more leaders all over the country.
- Pray for the wives of our leaders may God provide them to start small business to support their family. We are about to begin a new project our leaders’ wives. Since the income of our ministers is very low it is difficult for them to provide the needs of their family. So, most of our leaders are struggling to continue ministering in the mission field. So, the strategy to tackle this challenge is to empower their wives to start in small business.
- Pray for the provision of God so that we can buy the plot of land next to our school compound.
Director of Unite 4 Africa, Ethiopia