Ethiopia and Roxboro

I am working on my fifth year as pastor of Ca-Vel Baptist Church. I have never been more excited about what God is doing then I am now. Our partnership with the medical clinic in Ethiopia is an exciting new chapter in the life of our church. The primary goal of the clinic is to meet the spiritual needs of the people. The secondary goal is to meet the physical need. In the southern part of Ethiopia there are 30 churches in a predominantly Muslim region. These believers want desperately to share the hope of Jesus Christ with their neighbors. This medical clinic will be a great avenue to accomplish this goal. The people in this area have to walk 4 hours (if they are healthy) to find ANY medical treatment. The infant mortality rate is staggering. Many women die in childbirth. This clinic will not solve all of the medical problems, but it will help introduce people to a God who loves them and cares for them. A God with a plan for their lives. Hope and purpose will be theirs for the first time in their lives.
I am thrilled at the way the Lord is working in our church to partner in this way. We give a good bit of money to missions, but we don’t have the personal contact with the work going on around the world. This clinic work is allowing us to work directly with other believers in Ethiopia to help them carry out what God has called them to do. Ethiopia is facing 25% inflation and famine, but God is at work there. Our dollars go very far in paying salaries and purchasing medical supplies. I shared with our church last week from Philippians 4 where Paul reminds the believers as they give to his ministry they share in the eternal fruit in their account! God is working in Ethiopia, God is working in Roxboro, NC. God is working in my heart as well. I had been praying and asking God that our church would be able to send $2000 for this clinic. I didn’t know if it would happen or not. I didn’t know if they would catch the vision for this work. My faith was too small. In the past month, we have sent $5550 for the clinic! God is at work!

3 thoughts on “Ethiopia and Roxboro

  1. I share your excitement. It’s an interesting time to be a part of this congregation! Being the humble man you are, you didn’t mention that you were going to Ethiopia this fall. We want you and the mission team to know you are being prayed for.

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