PLI is honored to partner with pastors and ministries in Ethiopia.
We recognize that local pastors and ministers have the deepest understanding of the type of leadership their congregations need. This is why PLI comes alongside these church bodies to offer specialized training, catered to the challenges facing that church.
“PLI is one of the most important and needed ministries for our church body today.”
-EECMY Past-President Iteffa
“Thank you for being pastors to our pastors.”
-EECMY President Wakseyoum
“It is just amazing to hear the positive feedback from the pastors and their wives.”
-Rev. Yonas, Director of the Department of Mission and Theology
“I have more patience, more teamwork, and more clarity for the mission and vision.”
-A pastor in Ethiopia
The best explanation for the work God is doing through PLI can be given through the words of Ebise Ashana, a participant of the program.
“During the training, I learned a lot both from the Bible studies and the presentation specifically meant for women. The facilitators empowered the women to examine their hearts, rediscover their capabilities, give themselves value, and insight to how they can apply this training to their context. I appreciated the brothers and sisters from PLI for separating men and women to different groups. I know our culture very well, women do not talk openly in the presence of men. But in this case, the women have freedom to talk loudly, boldly, and pour out what was in their hearts. It was time for the women to overthrow the burden from their shoulders. I could not resist weeping while listening to their prayers.
“In general, this training was a revelation, the first step to fellowship to share each other’s burden and pray for each other; to exercise their God-given spiritual and natural gifts, while also acquiring skills for the glory of God and the benefit of themselves, their families, and their neighbors.”
Ms. Aberash Wayesa from Ambo, who prayed at the end of the session on Friday, prayed that “God changes the current situation of the participants, remove the obstacles which block them from exercising their ministry/service, and also remove their personal burdens. And next year when these women meet, let them share good news of joy and freedom that took place in their lives.”
Ebise Ashana went on to say, “I am thankful to the PLI team for their words of encouragement for the participants as well as myself. I will be translating the material used for women group into the local languages to enable the Ethiopian women to get the hard copies. May God bless the PLI team and give them health and strength to come back next year.”