Last weekend we received some very sad news from Ethiopia. I did not check our email, so I didn’t find out about the bad news until last night.
I read about it on Dave Black’s blog. (See his post on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 6:40 p.m.)
Oshe is one of the Dave and BeckyLynn Black’s partners in the gospel in Ethiopia. I had the opportunity to meet Oshe briefly when I traveled to Ethiopia last summer. I was not able to spend much time with him, because he lives in a different area of Ethiopia. However, during my time in Ethiopia, I heard about Oshe often, and from people who live hundreds of miles away from him.
Several months ago, all of Oshe’s cattle and goats were killed when a car “accidentally” plowed into them… all of them.
Last weekend, that same driver in the same vehicle ran into and killed Oshe’s four year old daughter. As you can imagine, the family is devastated.
Would you join me in praying for Oshe and his family?
The church in Ethiopia is growing and being strengthened to persecution. I don’t like it, but that’s what is happening. So, don’t pray that the persecution ends.
Instead, pray that God would strengthen them and comfort them. Pray also that their actions and attitudes during this time would be a testimony to the work of God in their lives.