Last year in our Ethiopian Fund-raiser we raised 500 Euro to fund a woman from Ethiopia to come to a Bible College in Germany, so she could take a leadership role in a worthy missionary work in Addis Abba. Christoph Meyer is asking us to do it again... for a second woman who has received a scholarship to study. Can we do it again? Christoph and his family will make delicious German cakes and tortes to sell for this worthy effort on Sunday, 25 September, after church. Would you like a cake? Or maybe just a slice of cake? Here is the project in his own words:
You surely remember Wagaye, the Ethiopian woman we have enabled to visit the Torchbearers Bible school in Friedrichshafen last year. Wagaye is a volunteer in our project "Addis Perspectives" through which we support children and young adults to study in Ethiopia. She is now back in Addis Ababa and benefits from the skills she acquired at Bodenseehof. We benefit a lot from her improved English, which makes things much easier. While Wagaye was in Germany another young lady was filling the gap. Masresha has helped us a lot and even though her English is almost perfect, she could still benefit from that Bible school experience. Since the Bible school was ready to grant another scholarship we decided to propose Masresha for this year. All we need to do is buy a ticket and giving her pocket money. Through your generosity last year we raised about 500 Euro through a cake sale. We would love to do a similar thing again. This year we will have a "Cake-Tombola." Buy a ticket for 5 Euro, get a piece of cake for free and the chance to win any one of ten delicious whole cakes.
To work in Ethiopia as an Non-Governmental Organization is not always easy. Not only the administrative barriers in a widely corrupt country make it very difficult for us, but also poverty makes it very difficult to find faithful local helpers who are not inclined to pocket the money which is entrusted in their care. This is why we believe it to be well worth investing some money in that Bible study year, even if it is not directly connected to our work in Ethiopia. We get to know those better who are indispensable for translating and dealing with local authorities for us. They spend Christmas, new year and a couple of weekends in our families. Since we are not a missionary organization we do not encourage anyone to attend Bible school who does not explicitly express the wish to do so.
---Tobias Messner and Christoph MeyerFor more details or to offer a cake please e-mail