If we briefly trace back to the humble beginning of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (the fastest growing Lutheran Church in the World) South Central Synod (EECMY-SCS), we would be ended up with a place called Mishigida (2 miles away from Durame the Zonal Capital of Kambata Tembaro). Because according to the ministers in the area, there were discussions between the founders as to where the synodycal office should be constructed in the beginning. If I am not mistaken, Mishigida,
Wonjela (the grazing land that is located in the boarder of Hadiya zone but in Kambata side), and Heto the place of the current SCS office were among the venues originally proposed. Of course the mission work of Mekane Yesus in the area was already began in Mishigida at that time. Eventually by the grace of God, the leaders had decided proper location for the synod and great mission work was done in different directions in the synod centering Heto as the place for the synodical office.
I know the Church leaders who are blessed by longer days on earth and who served in that synod have lot to speak about the ups and downs of the journey. But regardless the challenge, God has blessed the mission work in the synod and recently the synod is grown into three synods. The two new synods are named as Ambaricho Bilate Synod and West Gibe Synod. While the Synodical office of Ambaricho Bilate is located Durame, the synodical office of West Gibe is located in Gimbicho. Picture by: Tsion Alemayehu
Here we are to witness the work of God. But I believe that all of us work for the church regardless the geographical difference. The three synods are very important to me. I served in all of them. I have no words to express the love I have for the three synods. All of them have played important role in my life. We still serve all of them equally for the expansion of the kingdom of God. The division of the synod is a sign of our growth and the love of God that helped us to serve Him. What a joy!
I love EECMY and God bless us.
Jesus Film in Kembata Language. (A Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ.)
(By Mancho Kam: Dec 4, 2013)
Jesus film in Kembata Language
Produced by: The Jesus Film Project (A Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ)
http:www.jesusfilmmedia.org/video/1_5564-fj-0-0/kembaata/jesus http:www.jesusfilm.org/home . A docudrama on the life of Jesus Christ, the "JESUS" film has been translated into more than 1,100 languages since its 1979 release. It remains the most translated and viewed film in history. Pastor Rick Warren, author of "The Purpose Driven Life," says "The 'JESUS' film is the most effective evangelistic tool ever invented."More than 450 religious leaders and scholars evaluated the script to ensure historical and biblical accuracy.
The script is closely based on Luke's Gospel, so almost every word Jesus speaks is from the Bible. Intense efforts to portray the Palestinian culture of nearly 2,000 years ago include: hand-woven clothing in only the 35 colors used then, pottery made with first-century methods, and removal of modern telephone poles and power lines from the landscape.
"JESUS" was filmed entirely at 202 locations in Israel in 1979, with a cast numbering more than 5,000 Israelis and Arabs. Whenever possible, scenes were filmed on the sites where they took place 2,000 years ago.
The Story of the Life and Times of Jesus Christ (Son of God) according to the Gospel of Luke.
(Ethiopia) Kambaata / Donga / Kambara / Kambata / Kambatta / Kemata / Kembata Language. God Bless You All.
Length: 122 mins
Translation : Getachew Beyero
Naration: Admasu Abula
Directed by: Frehiwet Adnew
Jesus Film In Kembata Language (Kembata, Tembaro, Donga...)
Published www.hambaricho.com: Dec 4, 2013
(*Note: Actually this Kembaata language version was filmed (performed) in Teza Ghibi, Durame, Kembata1998. Coordinator and Organiser: Frehiwet Adnew Ersulo; Kembata Language translator: Getachew Beyero)