Christians Reach Isolated Ethiopian Group With the Gospel

The photo shows a view from the Ethiopian Highlands. (Photo courtesy of Hulivili, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons)

In the mountains of Ethiopia, there lived a group of about 6,000 people unreached by the story of Jesus. They practice a local animist religion, believing that all beings have a life force and that spirits can possess people.

In a 2010 poll, 11 percent of Ethiopians said sacrifices to spirits or ancestors could protect them from harm.

Church planters

A group of Christian church planters felt called to visit these people. Helen Williams with World Missionary Press tells the story. “They’ve never met a church there. And as far as was known, there had never been a believer. So they recruited a team of three to go live among these people and start sharing the Gospel with them.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller


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