Through its daughter organization, Ethiopia Reformed Fellowship (ERF), MERF supports radio broadcasts, evangelism, literature production and distribution, biblical training and the support of poor pastors. A quarterly periodical ‘Mathetes’, that relevantly address important biblical and theological issues, has a wide circulation in the evangelical community of Ethiopia; and numerous helpful theological books and commentaries have been published in Amharic.
Daily gospel broadcasts are aired in the main language of Ethiopia (Amharic) and three times a week in the Afar Oromo and Somali languages. These are heard by tens of thousands, attracting regular interest with requests for Bibles and Christian literature.
In recent years large numbers of Muslim-background people have come to faith in Christ. Large congregations have been formed, often led by untrained pastors. There is great need for Bible training for the pastors of these churches, and their congregations, as they are easy prey to false teaching.
A training centre has been opened where pastors and other workers receive Bible training. Some attend regular short-term residential courses that follow MERF’s curriculum; while others attend regular 3-day seminars that offer introductions to preaching and theology.
MERF SUPPORTS THE TRAINING OF PASTORS ACROSS ETHIOPIA
Please pray for the work in Ethiopia
– For the Lord to raise up workers to preach and teach the Gospel
– For the Lord to bless the preaching of the Gospel
– Please particularly pray for those Christians who have been converted from Muslim backgrounds