RWANDAN STUDENTS MADE THEIR OWN INITIATIVE TO STUDY THE BIBLE
M. Daniel Yang
Dear Precious Prayer Coworkers!
Rwandan students made their own initiative to dedicate their 2 weeks sweet vacation (right after final exams) to intensive Mark Gospel Bible study (Disciple Workshop) from Jan 22 to Feb 2. So far, 27 students (from next Monday 30) came to Huye (campus town) and devote themselves from 6 am to 9 pm for entire 2 weeks.
Addis Ababa UBF, Ethiopia had its first Christmas worship service (1/8 Orthodos Christmas) with Addis Ababa University students on Jan 7, 2018. Among them, four students have been studying the Bible faithfully and they invited their friends to the worship service. The Christmas holiday in Ethiopia – like Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries – is celebrated two weeks later than the Western’s.Please pray for them to continually and faithfully study the Book of Genesis this New Year.
Ethiopia was formed as a country about 1000 BC by Menelik, a son between King Solomon of Israel and the queen of Sheba (1 Kings 10:1-10). The area is 1,104,300 square kilometers and the population is about 102 million. GDP is 823 US dollars and it is a very poor country with 175th place in the world. The food shortage is a very serious problem of the country. The religion is Ethiopian Orthodox 43.5%, Islam 33.9%, and Protestant 18.6%.
Nigeria is a country with the largest population in Africa, about 190 million, and the only country in Africa to join OPEC. The capital city was recently moved to a city named Abuja which is located in the center of the country.
On 12.18 David Won Jr. and Anna Joy Ahn will go to Rwanda during the winter break as short term missionaries; Please pray for them to be great encouragement to M. Daniel, Deborah Yang and Rwanda leaders and members. They may learn to serve God's world mission work more and longer in their future life through this STM journey.