Today is Christmas in Ethiopia!  Genna is derived from the word Gennana, which means ‘imminent’ to express the coming of the Lord Jesus.

Christ’s birth is celebrated by believers all over Ethiopia by going to church early on Christmas morning.  Traditional Christmas foods are served (by those who can afford them), games are played and sometimes a small gift might be given to family members.  But the emphasis is on the spiritual meaning of the holiday.

We know that our friends and staff in Ethiopia will be gathering and giving thanks for the coming of the Savior today and we wish them a very blessed Christmas…

Melkam Genna!