Talking with Ethiopian church leaders
Over the last couple few days, we’ve been talking with Ethiopian church and mission leaders about their vision for Bible translation and language-related ministry. Above, my colleague Heather Pubols conducts an interview.
The Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church, one of Ethiopia’s largest evangelical denominations, is actively involved in Bible translation projects within Ethiopia. In the last few years, the church has started sending missionaries to Asia and to other parts of Africa. This banner demonstrates their desire to be a light not only within Ethiopia but also to the whole world.
The Evangelical Churches Fellowship of Ethiopia represents over 12 million Christians in Ethiopia. “Community transformation will come by the power of the Word of God,” says an ECFE representative. “The hope of our country lies in the Gospel.” But he and everyone else we’ve spoken with agrees: The Bible has to be available in a language that people understand.
And to that end, the churches of Ethiopia are committing their resources and their personnel. They know they can’t do it alone, though, and they’re asking for your prayers and even for some of you to come and serve alongside them.