Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane YesusLearn More
We seek to IMPACT THE WORLD by demonstrating the Kingdom of God and inviting others to join it.
We at SBPC are committed to supporting and partnering with long term missionaries and other partners who we visit and develop relationships with short term teams.
Let your heart be stirred by the things that stir the heart of God. And please join us as we give our lives away for the life of the world.
“Come help us,” is the request repeated to us by the leaders of the poorest ethnic group in Ethiopia. This two million member tribe has roamed the barren desert of Ethiopia for millennia. Remote and neglected by the rest of the world, they refer to themselves as “The Forgotten People.”
WHO DO WE SERVE AND HOW?
God is at work in the desert bringing the gospel and community development to a group we call “our friends” because of security concerns. Our partnership has involved digging wells, establishing health clinics, improving food security, and more. We also started the “Keep a Girl in School” program that sponsors the young girls to be able to attend primary and secondary school and even college. In addition, we support the Women Self-Help Groups (WSG) that encourages joint savings among women.
WHO JOINS IN OUR MINISTRY?
This partnership links several congregations in the U.S. and the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus. Every October, we send a mission team to the desert to encourage and support the good ministry God is doing among our friends in Ethiopia.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
If you are interested in joining us on our next trip to Ethiopia or want to learn more about the Keep a Girl in School sponsorship program, please contact Pastor Juan-Daniel Espitia at firstname.lastname@example.org or Darrell Gordon email@example.com.
A mission priority of our church is witnessing to the Gospel of Jesus among those who have little chance to hear and respond. The largest sector of ethnic groups in the world that has little or no Gospel witness is the Muslim block. We therefore have sustained a long commitment to several families from SBPC who are working among Muslims. For decades these families served in Muslim majority countries, making friends for Jesus among their Muslim neighbors. In recent years, these workers have been called into ministries of training the next generation of mission workers among Muslims. With the rising tensions in the world that often involve Muslims; the time is right and urgent to multiply a loving and well trained Christian presence in the Muslim world.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” Isaiah 60:1