Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia


Population: 85 million
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ethiopian traditional meal
A traditional Ethiopian meal

Geography

  • Total area: 1,104,300 sq km, slightly larger than twice the size of France
  • Landlocked – entire coastline along the Red Sea was lost with the de jure independence of Eritrea on 24 May 1993

Religious Diversity

  • 60.68% Christian
  • 34.10% Muslim
  • 3.70% Ethnoreligionist
  • 1.5% Non-religious
  • 0.02% Baha’i

2pray Employ the scripture Psalm 86:6 as you pray for Ethiopia!

Praise and prayer requests:

  • Praise the LORD over 20 new staff members joined us this year. God blesses us with new missionary staff committed to the gospel and love the Lord. 
  • Thank God during the fruitful outreach events over the Christmas season over 200,000 people heard the gospel. 
  • Praise God for the many humanitarian outreaches and medical missions we have conducted in the last few weeks among internally displaced people because of the war. We were able to support over 20,000 people.
  • Please pray for the pastoral training between Feb 1-3in Addis Ababa. Over 600 church leaders are registered for this event. 
  • Thank God and pray for over 300 students preparing for short-term missions in 15 Ethiopian cities in February.
  • Pray for the planned peace negotiations between political parties in Ethiopia. Our country needs peace. The war is affecting millions in the country.
  • Please pray for the planned church planting associates training in March, in Addis Ababa and the eight hundred church planting associates expected to attend.

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  • North Ethiopia was one of the first Christian nations – from the 4th century.  The Ethiopian Orthodox Church became the State Church from 1270 until the 1974 revolution. The government seeks to deal even-handedly with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and the increasingly active and growing Muslim minority.
  • Sustained and remarkable growth of evangelical numbers over the years is praiseworthy. Since the deposition of Haile Selassie in 1974, evangelicals have grown from 5% to 20%, a near-tenfold increase. The greatest growth has been in the last 20 years, and there are many signs that growth will continue, since outward vision and courageous evangelism continue.