Faio!!! (that's how we greet each other in Ethiopia, where I serve the Hamer people, a tribe in the South Omo Zone in Southern Ethiopia).
In October 2016, God called me dramatically into the mission field (after an 'unaware' life-long preparation for this chapter in my life). Initially, I launched with a 2 year missionary training program (TIMO: Training in Ministry Outreach) under the umbrella of AIM (African Inland Mission) and DIGUNA (a German mission organization).
Being trained as a missionary while in the mission field was a great experience for me. Being forced to adapt to a simpler lifestyle (no running water, no electricity, no network, no store/market, etc.) is something I wish everyone had a chance to do, because it teaches you daily to appreciate all you have.
After the official training portion of my missionary program was completed, I continued (as the only "muzungu", i.e., white man) to live amongst the Ik people, a small tribe in a remote location in NE Uganda, to continue my established ministries. I focused mainly on children and youth including almost daily events in different villages, churches and schools. Daily, I feel the blessings of God when sharing His Word with these remote, forgotten people.
Currently, I am working as a missionary (through Kontaktmission: among different tribes (Hamer, Dassanech, Arbore, Kara, etc.) in South Ethiopia. I established my own organization (NGO) using a children home/youth hostel/orphanage to provide school education, a safe environment to grow up, and a daily dose of the Gospel for children from pastoralists families. Here you can read more: www.omchildren.org.
Please consider to help this important project. I really would appreciate your support (prayer and monetary) and it gives you an opportunity to be part of God's marching order to 'go out into the world to make disciples'.
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