As you may know, I recently had the opportunity to do mission work in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. My team, Worship For the Nations, spent a little over two weeks interceding and ministering there in the city.
Ethiopia and Addis Ababa— both have a kaleidoscope of a story.
Home to both a rich history of the church that goes back to the time of Solomon as well as to the bloodshed of 500,000 murdered in the 1970s. Violence against women, greed, rampant poverty, extreme famine. These are the tragedies. The ugly things.
But there is always the hope of new life.
Because we believe in a God who makes the dry bones come alive.
Addis Ababa is home to Africa’s United Nations conference center and to the African Union headquarters.
The nation of Ethiopia stands as a solitary Christian nation, surrounded by Muslim nations.
So much potential for life to overflow.
So He called us.
And we went.
Into the high security United Nations compound.
Into the slums.
To the dark places.
And to the churches.
But we truly went to the people.
Because they are deeply loved by the God of the universe.
Because the God who created supernovas and oceans and the human cell actually cares intimately about each individual person on earth— whether they believe in Him or not.
What a trip. Dirt and laughter and hours in God’s presence calling out on behalf of the city. A whirlwind of challenge and growth and the power of God— both in the city as well as within my own life.
Thank you all for your support— both through prayer and through donation.
I’m seriously living on a prayer and a lot of you have been an answer to that.
My time in Africa and continued ministry here in Australia is is made possible by God through you.
It still amazes me.
I will spend the next three months of study in a course called School of Worship!
Then, three months of outreach.
Stay tuned. More to come.
Grace and peace,
x Madison x
In this season, the monetary support I receive will go to the cost of living while I am here learning & ministering in Perth, Australia as well as to fund my July-September outreach. Please let me know if you have any questions.