The Gospel is going out in the area surrounding the village of Gutumuma, Ethiopia. Hundreds have come to Christ as the Spirit has worked through some very dedicated men who travel either by bicycle or on foot to share the Good News.
Two new evangelists have joined the team in Gutumuma and a new plan to reach six more villages with the gospel has been implemented. Two of the evangelists will stay in Gutumuma to disciple the new converts there and continue with evangelism, but the others will go out two-by-two to six other nearby villages to share the Gospel.
It is also vitally important that the evangelists, especially the new ones starting out, receive good ongoing training and encouragement. We have a seasoned pastor who is an excellent teacher who is going to oversee and implement this new outreach. He will personally visit each village with the evangelists and give relevant advice and direction to the work and provide valuable training to the missionaries.
Some of you might know Pastor Zerihun. He has good English skills, has a delightful, joyous personality, and he has assisted some of our adoptive families when they have visited their children at the orphanage. Pastor Zerihun has worked with YWAM in many capacities over the years and is a trusted friend. We are delighted to have him join Watch and Pray and YWAM in this new evangelistic thrust out of Gutumuma.
A new worship center is being built at the same compound where YWAM has built a kindergarten. Work will slow down now that the rainy season has come. These pictures were taken in May 2012.
YWAM has matched families in the U.S. to each of these evangelists who are giving their lives to this important work. Sponsors commit to sending $50 per month which provides food or other necessities for the families of the evangelists. They receive a prayer card and occasional updates from Joy Casey, our ministry director, when she visits this village. We currently have one new evangelist who is not yet sponsored. If your family would like to make it possible for this man to ‘do the work of an evangelist, discharging all the duties of his ministry’ (2 Tim 4:5) please contact us at: