“… a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” Revelation 7:9 (ESV)
The unpublished history book of EvaSUE stated that the pioneers of student ministry in Ethiopia considered themselves as a witness of Jesus Christ in the campus. They said that “We are Evangelicals in a campus. While we are here God will not send someone else, rather we have to be a witness for our friends.” As the forefathers, the current generation is also saying that “we have to be a living witness of Jesus Christ in our campuses”.
Accordingly, this trend continued and three hundred fifty-two new students came to know and receive Jesus as savior only in the months of October, November and December 2017. The majority of those new believers came to know Christ through small groups and in other students’ regular gatherings.
As it’s known there is unrest all across the country in the aforementioned months, which result the students to flee away from their campuses. However, even in such hostile scenario, God is using the young believers to reach out the unreached students.
EvaSUE adopted small group strategy to disciple and multiply students. Mission or multiplication is one of the four elements of these small groups. This, one of the areas that students are accountable to the small group they belong to, is whether they witness or not. Besides being a witness they are encouraged to study the word of God for obedience, worship and pray together and create a believers’ community which they are accountable and get any support.
Currently, those three hundred fifty-two new believers are taking basic Christian teachings and at the same time they instructed to join healthy evangelical local churches; so that they may become members of local church based on their choice and proximity of the local church.
We kindly request you to join us in praising our almighty father for those three hundred fifty-two new students who came to know and received Jesus as a savior in the last three months. And also pray for a national stability all across the country. It is known that this is a half year exam time in most of the campuses, so pray for those our students that take the exam in the midst of national instability. In Addition to this pray for Christian students to continue sharing their faith with their friends courageously.