Bringing the Good News to Unreached People
There is an urgency to bring Christ to people in Ethiopia who have never heard the truth about Jesus. For now, there is freedom in Ethiopia to share the Good News, although in most places defined as unreached*, persecution of Christians and especially new converts can be intense. NewLife Ethiopia encourages 36 full-time evangelists and we are happy to report that many people are becoming baptized Christ-followers. Recently, ten new churches have been planted in places where there has never been a Christian presence.
NewLife Ethiopia has been instrumental in publishing written material that has been extremely useful in one-on-one evangelism, especially on college campuses. There is a website for those interested in the tenants of Christianity and apologetics pamphlets and books can be downloaded in the Amharic and Orominya languages. The name of the site is Truth for All and you can access it here.
Close to half the people in Ethiopia adhere to another major religion. One of our evangelists working in an area with a population of three million gave this challenge: “Our goal should be the salvation of the 2,850,000 unreached in our area. Jesus used 12 men to bring His Gospel to the whole world. We are 10. If we keep silent, how can we face God when He returns?”
In 2022 Ethiopia is listed #38 on the World Watchlist of Persecuted Christians.
We need concerted, ongoing prayer for the evangelists, pastors and elders serving in extremely hostile areas.
We need U.S. church partners who will “adopt” evangelistic centers.
We need individuals who will sponsor an evangelist so he can continue his vital work.
Contact Joy Casey at email@example.com if you are interested in learning how God is using dedicated people to accomplish His plan for Ethiopia.
Read more about our missionary evangelists here.
Find out how new believers are being discipled here.
* Unengaged Unreached People Groups (UUPGs)
A people group is unreached when the number of Evangelical Christians is less than 2% of its population. It is further called unengaged when there is no church-planting strategy consistent with Evangelical faith and practice under way. A people group is not engaged when it has been merely adopted, is the object of focused prayer, or is part of an advocacy strategy.