Thank you to all brothers and sisters in the Lord!

The Meserete Kristos Church, with which we work, has given us a letter of thanks, which I would like to pass on to you. There are still several areas missing, the letter is not up to date, but I would like to pass it on to you here – the complete overview will follow shortly […]

Help in need

Ethiopia – this is a country of stark contrasts. While the country is blossoming spiritually and many people are coming to faith, Ethiopia is severely tested by crises on the other side. One of these crises is the current civil war in the north, which is taking serious shape. The faithful president Dr. Abiy has […]

The Gifts of Grace in the service of the church

“For as in one body we have many members, but not all the members have the same function, so we, the many, are one body in Christ, but one is another’s member. We have various gifts according to the grace that is given to us. If any man have prophecy, let him exercise it according […]

Ethiopia – Four Governments and the Gospel Part 1

The present time is characterized by global confusion. This can also be seen in my home country Ethiopia – one crisis has not yet been overcome, and the next problem is already crashing down on the people. I would like to give an overview of the development of Christians in Ethiopia over the last decades, […]

“…Cush will stretch out his hands to God.” Psalm 68:32b

Dear brothers and sisters, this report should inform you about the current government and the political situation in Ethiopia, our mission country. It is also appropriate to tell you briefly about the three governments that preceded the present one. I am experiencing a fourth government reform in my short life. I was born in the […]

Dear brothers and sisters who pray for Ethiopia!

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord! I am still in Ethiopia at the moment – I have never been away from home for so long. But the situation in my mission country is very serious and I find it hard to turn my back on the people and fly home. My wife encourages me […]

Interim report from Ethiopia – spring 2020

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord! I would like to greet you from distant Ethiopia in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The main task of this missionary trip was to train our evangelists from 13 areas. Our dear mission friend Helmut Blatt held the training. Despite the troubled and threatening […]

Tahadissu – Revival movement in the Coptic Orthodox Church Part 1

What is the Orthodox Church? Ethiopia received the gospel not only from the treasurer, but in the 3rd century from two young believers, Abraha and Asbaha, who were attacked by pirates and saved by Ethiopian fishermen. They came to the royal court in Axum, and the pagan king was converted with his family. He died […]

Blessing in disguise

All authority in heaven and on earth is given to me … This statement of our Savior can be found in his mission command in Matthew 28.18b. The verse has become a heavenly accident insurance for me personally. In the last 25 years of my service in Ethiopia, I have survived five major accidents. I […]

Hargeisa Report 2006 Part 3

But there comes a new problem, because on one important point, the new converts of Somalia differ from European Christians: before their conversion, most Western Christians at least began to know the gospel, perhaps in a false form, but almost all of them have Christianity Background in the so-called “Christian Occident”. It’s completely different in […]