The Lord has been good to Maranatha Ethiopian Christian Fellowship during this Covid time. We have been preaching, teaching and praying seven days a week twice a day.
The services were by Zoom, YouTube and phone. Even though we started meeting again on Sundays at church, the Zoom meetings and phone prayers are still going on every day, Monday to Saturday 6am to 8am. Midweek service is three days a week Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 5pm to 7pm.
The last year and a half, during these meetings, twenty-eight people came to the Lord! We have been teaching them about their assurance of salvation. On Sunday, August 15, 2021, twenty-six people were baptized and two more adults will be baptized the next week. There were over three hundred attendees to witness the baptisms.
We are thankful for the support of the San Diego Southern Baptist Association, especially Dr. Mike Carlisle. We purchased our church building six years ago and have already paid off 3/4 of it. The church building is very well used. We have Amharic service, English and the Spanish church which is going on every Sunday. We praise the Lord.