FROM THE FIELD | ETHIOPIA

Written by Lee Heyward on Tuesday, 21 November 2017.

REPORT 1

It’s a beautiful morning in Addis Ababa. Tomorrow begins a week of training in a foreign land. Covet your prayers!

REPORT 2

Good morning!

Arrived in Soddo, Ethiopia yesterday after long 6-hour car ride. Waiting when we got here we’re 150 pastors anxious and hungry to learn.

Soddo is the birthplace of the Kaleheywit Church over 80 years ago by SIM missionaries. Now it’s largest Evangelical Denomination in country.

These are joyous people, full of life and extremely eager to dig into the Big Story of Scripture. We’re having fun learning how to teach and preach God’s Word with accuracy and relevance. Please continue to pray!

REPORT 3

Enjoyed my visit with my friend Luelseged Alemayehu, who works with Great Commission Ministries (CRU) in Ethiopia. He served as my translator while here in 2015.

REPORT 4

Had fun today with Kale Heywet Pastors—Ethiopia’s version of modern-day Bereans who, “received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what he said was true.” (Acts 17:11)

REPORT 5

Happy Thanksgiving friends! Finishing my week up with Kale Heywet Pastors. Head to home sweet home tomorrow night! My heart overflows with Thanksgiving to God for His mercy, steadfast love and the faithful prayers of his people. So many amazing moments from this week!