It’s hard to believe that I am more than halfway through my stay in this amazing city. Today was the joy of preaching a new church in the south area of Addis. They meet in a tent and it is a hopping church!
The church in Ethiopia (non-Orthodox) is not very old because communism left in 1997. In the Assemblies of God, there is a strong Bible college, and there are some strong churches. This church meeting in a tent had nearly 200 people and a great group of children they ministered to as well.
Addis is very much an international city. When I get the chance to post pictures you can observe the amazing differences. There are some incredibly modern areas and they are big areas for internationals. The African Union, the UN, and many other embassies have a strong presence here. It is nothing to sit in a café and hear French, German, Dutch, Italian, and many others I couldn’t easily recognize.
This has been a growing time as I reflect on what is ahead for us as a church, as well. The work we are to do in Minneapolis and elsewhere is a huge call. It is a season of WORK.
We must work while it is day!