DSC03110In August 2012 we had returned to Ethiopia with all the necessary papers, expecting to find housing for as many street children as possible. We began sponsoring a new street home managed by a person that appeared to have the best interests of the children at heart. After a few months we discovered his motives were not at all what we had thought and he and the children were being forced to leave by the landlord. The children were placed in another home quickly and because of the potential threat to the standings of Shiloh Bible College, we agreed to cut off all our relationships with the organizations to which we were connected.
This was a particularly low point in our spiritual walk as the desire to fulfill our calling in the Lord had come into conflict with many worldly considerations. But the Lord is always faithful and we were introduced by a friend to Christ Embassy a congregation led by a Nigerian English speaking pastor. We came to the service just being thankful to hear a service in English since, all other services are translated from Amharic into English and much is lost in translation. We began hearing a doctrine that focused on seeing ourselves and other Christians as empowered by a new spirit (2 Co 5:17) and through the belief in our heart and confession with our mouth (Ro 10:9,10) of the power and authority with which Jesus has left us, we can overcome any obstacle. Our lives are to be forward and upward and, in Christ, we cannot be defeated in any area of our lives. We have been challenged to believe and have faith in scriptures as John 10:34,35 and Matthew 21:21 and fight the good fight of faith as we persistently confess with our mouths we are the bride of Christ doing the same and greater works that Jesus has done and awaiting His return.