God at Work Through Langham Preaching in Africa

Group work at All Africa Preaching Consultation

Langham Preaching is a programme of the Langham Partnership that exists to develop godly and biblical preachers across the world in an affordable and accessible way. In October 2022 the second All Africa Langham Preaching Consultation was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with 72 attendees from 26 Preaching Movements across the continent. Each Preaching Movement…

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Train one, Impact Thousands

Tigist and Seble photo

 “What is the purpose of life?” “Is God real? Is the Bible real?”  These are questions that youth leader Tigist hears daily from the group of teens she mentors at her local church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They are looking for truth, meaning, and real hope in the midst of the troubled world they’ve grown…

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Chris Wright preaching resource blesses Ethiopian Church

Eritrean refugees were among 50 preachers blessed with a translated copy of Chris Wright’s award-winning Langham book ‘Sweeter than Honey’ earlier this month. The resource is an essential guide for correctly handling the Old Testament. It was given to attendees of a Level 3 Langham Preaching seminar in Shire, Northern Ethiopia. ‘So happy’ The movement…

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Pray for Langham Scholar Sofanit Abebe

Langham Scholar Sofanit Abebe asked for prayer at Langham Partnership UKI’s Vision Day last month. Sofanit, who is from Ethiopia, is currently studying for a PhD in New Testament at Edinburgh University. She said: “I would appreciate your prayers in four areas. First, my studies, that I would be able to focus on writing with clarity…

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A ‘milestone’ for Langham Preaching in Ethiopia

Last month, a diverse group of Langham Preaching trainers from across Ethiopia gathered at a retreat centre on Lake Babogaya to receive training themselves. Jennifer Cuthbertson, Langham Preaching’s Coordinator for Trainer Development, co-led the workshop. She used learner-centred techniques to teach the attendees how to lead Langham Preaching seminars. Jennifer described the 14 participants, which included…

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The Privilege of Preaching in Ethiopia

In his nearly 10 years as youth pastor at Mekanisa Kale Heywet Church, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Pastor Misgana has seen a thing or two about the power of God’s Word to transform. When he first started working with the youth, their knowledge of the Bible was not strong. So, he started a Bible a…

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Inspired by Jesus to serve the marginalised

Bekele Deboch Anshiso is an experienced evangelist among some of the most deprived members of Ethiopian society. His thesis on Jesus’ identification with marginalised people has recently been published by the Langham Monographs imprint. He shares his life story, and his hopes for this important research: “It was more than 30 yeas ago that I…

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‘Historic moment’ for Eritrean believers

Last week, the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea officially ended an 18-year long ‘state of war’ between the two countries. Eritrea’s President Isaias Afewerki and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed signed a declaration during a landmark meeting in Eritrea’s capital Asmara. A peace deal in 2000 had ended a war in which tens of thousands…

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Ermias Mamo – Author Spotlight

The Maturing Church by Ermias Mamo

Ermias Mamo – A Life Less Ordinary Ermias Guisha Mamo was born and raised in southern Ethiopia in a rural setting, the son of a farmer’s son. Ermias Mamo’s father, Mamo Guisha, spent his early adulthood as a village gang member who robbed people and persecuted and threatened early converts to Christianity in the community.…

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