1. Impacting Leaders Impacting Africa:
Leadership Training in Southern Ethiopia Region Continues
This is a great program we have; focusing on our leaders to help them transform their own lives and communities holistically. We have had a great time of training in Arbaminch city, Southern Ethiopia. We trained more than 60 leaders who have come from various towns and churches in the region.
This region is one of the fertile regions in the country for the Gospel. So, such kinds of gatherings and trainings are very important for them to encourage them to keep pressing on and accelerate our mission work.
By the end of the training many of them testified that God has spoken to them to continue to pressing on and move forward to plant more churches and to transform their won communities.
Leaders Training in Arbaminch City
2. Disciplining and Coaching our leaders:
Training, discipling, coaching, mentoring and equipping is one of our key strategies and approaches to help our leaders to transform their own lives and their communities. Pastor Chachi and Pastor Wondye are our key regional leaders in Southern region of Ethiopia.
We have had great time with them talking to them heart to heart, sharing their challenges as leaders and as men as well. We thank God for their lives and ministries.
Our Leaders Pastor Wondye and Pastor Chachi
3. The impact of the Book “Abducted but Not forsaken” in Africa.
Dr. Okongo’s book continues impacting, encouraging and challenging many leaders in Africa. His book; “Abducted but Not Forsaken”; I find it a must read and an amazing book packed with full of important biblical principles of how to respond to sufferings and challenges.
This book also gives hope for those who have been passing through in various life challenges and hardships in one way or another and will help us to understand deeply the sovereignty of God in any circumstances. And it also shows us practically; how God works in our lives for good for those of us who love God and called according to His will.
Most of us as leaders got challenged by Dr. Okongo’s story to forgive those who hurt us in many ways as we are ministering in God’s vineyards.
Thank you Dr. Rev. Okongo for providing us this wonderful eye opening book. I always thank God for your life, vision and ministry.
These are our praises and prayer request items to pray about with us:
• Thank God for peaceful election that we have had in Ethiopia.
• Pray for our church leaders that may God would use our leadership training program to transform the lives of our leaders and our cumminites.
• Continue Pray specifically for the vulnerable and innocent children in Hamar community in the remote southern region of the country who are living in dangerous situation that may God would rescue them.
Samson Weldemariam /Pst/
Vice – president and Africa director of U4A