The Mursi are a semi-nomadic people whose primary livelihood depends on their large herds of cattle.
This is one of our graduates, Teshome. He’s been working in this area for approx. 3 years. Already there is a young, vibrant church of almost 80 people.
Bicycles are a premium in these flatland areas. We would like to purchase another when we return for the two evangelists who will continue the work here in Hayle Wuha (about $250 USD). Teshome will move 40 km west to reach another area among the Mursi.
This is the living quarters of the evangelists and our graduate (l to r: Melkias, ??, Teshome). The picture on the right is what’s left of their spring water. They really need a 2k liter tank to store rainwater (about $1,200 USD).
These are pictures of believers from the Mursi. The older man in red shorts (below) was a “man of peace”, an elder in the community who immediately received Teshome and his preaching. This opened this community to listen and receive the message of Jesus Christ.
Jeremy preaching, with translator Ashagre (one of our current students–I spent 2 weeks travelling with him around Easter).
The church building. The church leaders were thankful to recently add the grass wall coverings (right photo) because cattle or people outside the building are quite distracting.
Feeling like Alice in Wonderland, I’m wondering how in the world we’re going through that door to go in the house and pray with the family.
We did get our photo taken with one of the local women. Tourists make it out here, so she wanted to charge $5. I bought the clay lip plate for Rebecca for $1. Who knows, it could be pretty.
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