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Church Construction in Jimma

About Our Partner

Jimma is located southwest of Addis Ababa and is known for its colleges and university which are expanding every year. Because of this the number of Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) members coming to Jimma to study is also increasing. These students are very active both in evangelism and in serving the church. The Jimma Ginjo Guduru Bethel Synod congregation grew from 500 to 2,000 members in less than five years and still meets in a temporary shelter. New converts are regularly being discipled and trained. The congregation has been in a makeshift sanctuary but has a vision to create a new sanctuary to serve as the base for their vibrant Kingdom work. 

They have been working on this project a long time, stage by stage, and the members have given sacrificially towards their building project. During this time, they have planted eight other churches. Outreach has sent some funds. But more is needed. Funding is still needed to complete work on the roof. When completed, this building will be a wonderful instrument for ministry and mission.

The Impact

This project involves coming alongside an extraordinary congregation that has put off addressing their own needs to serve others. The completion of a new sanctuary will provide new opportunities to deepen the life of the community and strengthen their platform for ministry and mission.

The Need

The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $20,000 towards the completion of a new building.