BENEFITING: New Covenant Missions, Inc.
“…And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” Romans 10:14b-15
We believe the fulfillment of the Great Commission depends on church planting. Jesus told us to disciple, baptize, and teach (Matthew 28:19-20). Those three things are done in the context of a local church. Our strategy is to send Indigenous Church Planters.
This project will be focused upon the tribal people in the South West corner of Ethiopia where it is truly a race between Islam and Christianity!
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The South Omo Zone of Ethiopia is still considered by some to be lost in time.
- There are 16 different people groups all living in nearly the same way they have for hundreds of years.
- 14 of these people groups are considered unreached, most of them enslaved to the cultural practices of animism and many adopting Islam as their new religion.
In December of 2015, Our Executive Director was blessed with a divine appointment that would lead us to believe that God was calling New Covenant to bring the Gospel to all the tribes in the South Omo.
Erik met a Hamar tribesman by the name of Zemech who used to be the mayor of one of the main towns in the region, Key Afer. Once he found Jesus and knew he was called to be an evangelist, he resigned from his post and began pursuing God with all his might. Currently, New Covenant is supporting Zemech's seminary schooling at Addis Ababa Bible College!
In partnership with the Kale Hewot Denominational Bible School in South Omo, we have prayed for a strategy to plant 150 indigenous home churches among these 14 people groups.
We need friends like YOU to join us in our commission to reach the unreached in Ethiopia. We currently have an incredible opportunity to launch new initiatives among the unreached in the South Omo Zone of Ethiopia. Here is how it will work:
- New Covenant Foundation will recruit and train five Indigenous Church Planters to be sent into this region to live alongside the people, showing the love of Jesus in word and deed. We will support them with proceeds from our partner Dominion Trading Coffee.
- We will train and equip them with the following:
- Mountain bikes
- Discipleship, community health & evangelism training.
- Portable solar powered Jesus Film kits that will show the story of Jesus in their local language.
- Solar powered audio bibles for discipleship listening groups (most are illiterate)
- Seed money to launch a cattle fattening sustainability project!
The Bible School we have partnered with owns 25 hectometers of land and is prepared to run a cattle fattening project that would provide ongoing support to the Church Planter families that we send in year one.
We need the seed money to purchase the 25 cows. Within four months, the cattle will be sold with enough profit to buy and fatten 25 more cows and support one Church Planter for a whole year. This can be done three times per year, which would provide support for 3 of the Church Planters for an additional year.
Once we have six months of testimonies from these Church Planters, NCF will be able to easily find sponsors for the remaining two Church Planters and likely be able to find sponsors to send out many more.
In addition to this the cattle fattening project will be able to grow and support emerging leaders to get the training they need to become Church Planters among the unreached of the South Omo!
The heart of New Covenant is to invite you to be a part of this incredible opportunity to bring the good news of Salvation to thousands of people who have never heard!
“I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundation, but as it is written,“Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.” Romans 15:20–21
If you prefer, checks may be made out to New Covenant Foundation and sent to:
PO Box 218
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816-0218