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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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”.