Last July, Global Cross announced we were taking light and power to Ethiopia. The project called for the distribution of Parchment tablets and Firefly solar chargers to Doctor of Ministry students. Each tablet was loaded with the ministry resources needed for their own growth but also to assist in their discipleship efforts. The solar charger enabled them to go throughout Ethiopia. We partnered with AEG International, SIM, and the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church (EKHC) to make this a reality.
It has been eight months since we returned from Ethiopia and wanted to share some of the information and photos we have received.
The project has been so well received EKHC and SIM have begun talking about expanding it to others within their organization and affliations.
Global Cross and SIM had a follow-up trip to Ethiopia in early April where we met with the EKHC again. The Kale Heywet Church believes this program is "clearly from God" and want to march ahead with a project that includes the following:
- 9,000 of their pastors and ministers.
- More than one hundred Amharic Bible schools.
- Four or five theological colleges.
This initiative could encompass more than 20,000 people in all. We have begun work by researching specifications for the next Parchment tablet, testing a sample tablet, and communicating with our technology manufacturers. Global Cross will continue to walk it out while seeking the Lord's direction. We also thank Him for including us in such exciting work.