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Ziway Ethiopia, Friendship Festival

Ziway Ethiopia, Friendship Festival

Our first step in reaching a city. We can communicate with leaders of all religions, police and the mayor to create goodwill for the gospel.

The mayor of Ziway.

Muslim Sheik speaking.

Our Gospel Revolution Seminar for pastors is now in full swing in Ziway, with 650 delegates. We are helping them move from Sinai to Golgotha.

From the stadium in Jimma we have now moved to Ziway, 14 hours away into another stadium and tonight our gospel presentation began. This city is a mixture of Islam, Orthodox and Protestant. The light of the gospel is much needed.

Our singer leads the crowd in rejoicing at the end of the service.

There are two kinds of blindness, physical and spiritual. On the second night in the stadium in Ziway both kinds of darkness were dispelled. Here are some of the photos.

My job is to present the good news of Jesus Christ. His job is to confirm His gospel, and He never fails.

In the 4th rally in the stadium in Ziway, I turned the preaching over to my associate, Dean Morris. This is a part of our vision, and I hope that we will have up to 100 Apostolic evangelists, who are able to do what God has helped me to do in so many parts of the world. To find out more about the training for this, email ggi@peteryoungren.org. What a great breakthrough this service was.

One more night in the stadium. The rejoicing continued long into the night. Take a look at these photos.

Ziway, Ethiopa

Friendship Festival with Peter Youngren

60 CHURCHES BURNED – NOW TIME FOR GOSPEL FESTIVALS

Nathan Thurber recently travelled to Jimma and Ziway, Ethiopia to prepare for Friendship Festivals to be conducted by Pastor Peter Youngren. He was received by religious and political leaders, including several Muslim leaders of those cities.

Jimma has a large Muslim population and has a history riddled with conflict. In 2006 and again in 2011, churches were burned with many converting to Islam. Since these traumatic events, there has been a sense of fear among Christians, and they are eager for Peter Youngren to come. Ziway, in central Ethiopia is predominantly orthodox, with a fast growing Muslim population.

“I was received warmly by local church leaders and have made substantial progress towards planning the upcoming festivals. A point for prayer is for the government to grant permission for the stadium as the strong Muslim presence has prevented Christians from holding large scale events for many years”, said Pastor Nathan.

Pastor Peter commented, “These campaigns happen because the partners care and give. We are co-workers with the Lord”.

Jimma Ethiopia, Friendship Festival

Jimma Ethiopia, Friendship Festival

After 30 hours of travel, we were met at Jimma Airport. A little impromptu meeting right outside the terminal. Later it was time for Friendship Dinner with more than 30 Muslim leaders, some Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestants. We want everyone to discover Jesus.

Scenes from pastors and leaders seminar.

Some scenes from the first night.

Scenes from the pastors and leaders seminar.

From the second meeting at the stadium.

People streaming in for several hours.

Lots of security as just a few years ago Jimma was the scene for violence.

Everything behind the platform was packed with people in stands.

Jimma Gospel Festival 

Jimma, Ethiopia

Friendship Festival with Peter Youngren

60 CHURCHES BURNED – NOW TIME FOR GOSPEL FESTIVALS

Nathan Thurber recently travelled to Jimma and Ziway, Ethiopia to prepare for Friendship Festivals to be conducted by Pastor Peter Youngren. He was received by religious and political leaders, including several Muslim leaders of those cities.

Jimma has a large Muslim population and has a history riddled with conflict. In 2006 and again in 2011, churches were burned with many converting to Islam. Since these traumatic events, there has been a sense of fear among Christians, and they are eager for Peter Youngren to come. Ziway, in central Ethiopia is predominantly orthodox, with a fast growing Muslim population.

“I was received warmly by local church leaders and have made substantial progress towards planning the upcoming festivals. A point for prayer is for the government to grant permission for the stadium as the strong Muslim presence has prevented Christians from holding large scale events for many years”, said Pastor Nathan.

Pastor Peter commented, “These campaigns happen because the partners care and give. We are co-workers with the Lord”.