I just returned from Ethiopia this past week and have a praise report to share with all you, of our friends of Transformation Love. God is moving in Ethiopia. This trip was primarily for the purpose of training the Ministry Staff of Transformation Love. But God had more than I could have imagined planned.
On Sunday, we had a gathering of all or our families at our ministry compound. Most of the mothers of Transformation Love were in attendance.
It was a beautiful afternoon. The kids were playing. We served lunch, Ethiopian injera with a tradition beef stew and a tradition vegetable stew and the food was great.
Following lunch we had a time of worship. Then I shared the message God gave me from Hebrews 10:19-25.
We ended the gathering in a typical Ethiopian way, serving Buna (coffee) and worshipping God together.
Additionally four other women gave their lives to Christ in small groups over a two week period of time. That is 38 new believers in two weeks.
I am so excited to report that the ministry is running extremely well, in fact better than ever. The children are filled with joy and laughter. Our staff and our teachers are dedicated in love to these children. Our Saturday children's and teen programs are being well attended by our students and they are having a good time together experiencing life in Christ together.
We now have multiple small groups of parents meeting together for bible study, prayer, and emotional support almost everyday of the week.
We see Jesus at work. He is healing the sick, encouraging the broken, freeing those trapped in lies and drawing these women to himself.
Many of the families we minister to are from Muslim or Ethiopian Orthodox faith and have never before understood the love that Jesus Christ has for them and how He freely welcomes them into His Kingdom.
Near the end of my trip I was greeted by the grandmother of a little girl named Hiwot. Hiwot is one of the children who is sponsored by Transformation Love. Hiwot is an orphan and lives with her grandmother. However for the past 6 or 7 months her grandmother has been very ill and unable to get out of bed. She has even needed help to get to the toilet. But by a miracle ofGod, She rose out of bed, walked to our compound (over 1 mile) to greet me when she heard I was in the country. What a joy and shock this gave us all. To see her healed, happy, and filled with the love of Jesus was the icing on the cake for this trip. I thank you so much for your continued support and prayers for Transformation Love. God Bless, Pastor Dennis Hadley.
Prayer Request: One our wonderful Ethiopian Transformation Love staff members in Addis Ababa, Semere (aka: Sammy), has been very ill for a few months and has been diagnosed with a severe strain of TB. Please pray for him as he has MDR-TB (multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis) and will hospitalized the next couple of months and undergo treatment for many months. He is a wonderful young man and a essential part of our ministry team.