Negash & Beku Gemeda, Team Leaders
Overview: Since 2000, Mission ONE has partnered with missionary teams from three denominations in Ethiopia: Addis Kidan Baptist Church (AKBC); Emmanuel United Church of Ethiopia (EUCE); and Ethiopian Guenet Church (EGC).
The ministries of these three missionary teams include evangelism, church planting, and leadership training. Their activities include preaching, street evangelism, crusades, literature distribution, praying for the sick, personal visitation, Sunday school, children’s ministry, and community development.
Negash Gemeda serves Mission ONE as the team leader for all three Ethiopian teams. He mentors, trains, encourages, and leads monthly prayer times with the missionaries. Negash has the heart of an evangelist. His joyful spirit and strong faith are contagious.
These three missionary teams have had fruitful outreach, primarily among Ethiopian Orthodox and Muslim communities.
Peoples served: Amhara, Gurage, Oromo, Tegri, Gamo, Wolo, Hadiya, Kembata, and Selti groups.
Results since 2000: 16,791 Professions of faith in Christ, 308 Churches planted.
Team members: AKBC—10 / EUCE—13 / EGC — 13.