You’ve heard us talk about this little village on the blog before (with varying spellings!). This very poor village lies on the outskirts of the town of Bulbula, about 122 miles south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Watch and Pray International Ministry (W&PIM) has trained missionaries to teach the message of salvation through Christ, taking the truth of the gospel and making it understandable.
In 2009, there were 108 heads of families who were converted to Christianity in Gutumuma. Those families represent 254 children! At the request of these families, community officials and the church leaders, the local government has provided about an acre and a half of property to this village.
W&PIM would like to secure funding for:
• construction of a worship center
• construction of a much-needed kindergarten
• a fence to surround the property.
• clean water which must be accessed and brought in to the construction site
• housing for many of the families in this village
• future guest house construction
The projected cost for these projects is $58,190 (USD). We are believing God to supply every one of those requests! As you look at the beautiful pictures below, taken March by Mike Monahan of Just Love Them Ministries, please pray for these new Christians and the project to provide them with a place to worship their Savior!
Many thanks to Mike and Dinah Monahan for providing us with so many great photos!
I have a question about the housing. Are those round houses in the photos the houses you want to build? Or are they existing houses and you want to build better ones? It is not clear to me. Also, how much does a house cost? What is the interior of the house like?
Carolyn – The houses are not the round huts but square mud and straw homes built for families who previously had no shelter. One house costs $400 to build. The interior is much like the exterior – dirt floor, very basic. If you send me your email address, I can send you a picture. Thanks for asking!