1. Another Baptism Event in Ethiopia
Two weeks ago, God has given us another opportunity to baptize another 467 new believers in Lake Kurifitu in the town called Bishoftu/Debrezeit. What an exciting moment to see those precious souls Celebrating and Praising God with great joy and to be a witness of God’s miraculous work among us. We have also given them Bibles and provided them lunch and water.
Speaking word of encouragement to the New Converts and our Leaders
Pastor Taddesse Alemayhu who is our regional coordinator said that there is no one or nothing with power to limit Jesus’s freedom of action and nothing can limit the power of the Gospel or prevail against those who obey Christ’s command which is “Go …and make Disciples”.
Giving out Bibles to the New Converts
As Unite 4 Africa, we believe that we believers don’t all go to the same place, same people, at the same time or in the same way! God has gifted us individually to serve as His individual kingdom workers! We are all to do the same one thing however, MAKE DISCIPLES.
Lunch – Breaking Loaf of Bread together
So, I take this opportunity to thank all our partners who are obeying Christ’s Great Commission and going with us in various ways. Your contributions, prayers, support and encouragements have brought a significant impact to this success and result. I encourage you to continue standing alongside with us. There are also another group of 740 new believers that we will be baptizing by the end of this month of June 2023.
2. Completion of our Leadership Workshop with DAI
There is much talk about leadership in today’s world and even in the church, for it has captured the attention of many. We as Unite 4 Africa, believes that Impacting African leaders; Impacts Africa. So, we are very intentional in working in the lives of our leaders. Our trainings and approaches are unique. Even though we do trainings; we are not a training organization. We are doing a strong close follow up through coaching and mentoring after the training. As a result of this we have seen many leaders are being transformed wholistically.
Participants on the workshop
We do this with many partners across Africa and worldwide. DAI (Development Associates International) is one of our partners that working with us in various Leadership Workshops. We have started this workshop last year in collaboration of DAI Eastern & Southern Africa Regional office and just completed last month. 35 of our key leaders have completed these 10 lessons workshops and we have given them certificates of participation.
Practical case group discussions
Pastor Tesfaye Shibiru is one of our key leaders and coordinator of this workshop said that the content, the approach and the delivery of the workshop are very African and fully addressed the African leadership issues. It is also participatory and life changing.
Presentation of Certificates and Final Remarks
We thank God for DAI Eastern and Southern Africa office; Rev. Wafula Nicholas from Uganda and Pst. Francis Kalembera from Malawi who had been facilitating the workshop.
3. Conclusion and Prayer Requests
The followings are praises and prayer request items to pray about with us:
• Praise God for our leaders and churches in Surroundings of Adama and Welenchity towns that are serving in many hardships but winning many souls for Christ.
• Praise God for the completion of our Leadership Workshop. And pray for more fruits.
• Pray for another upcoming baptism event by the end of this month. May God continue leading us and giving us wisdom and strength as we are preparing and organizing this event.
Samson Weldemariam /Pst/
Africa & Ethiopia director of U4A