Happy New Year!

Happy 2010!

In the Ethiopian Orthodox calendar, the year we've just entered into is the year of St. Mark. Our fathers did not name years and days after the moon and the sun. They named them after the Gospels. This is something to be proud of and treasure. 

The Gospel of St. Mark is unique among the Gospel writings in that it highlights Jesus' miraculous powers and His mastery over demonic forces. The lion is the most feared among the animals, and in this Gospel He is revealed as the lion of the tribe of Judah. As those who have been redeemed by His blood, we are also lions and we also walk in the power of God. In this new year the lion will roar.

Young African Think'rs Convention - 2017

The Young African Think’rs Convention 2017 was held from Aug 9 - 12 at the African Union HQ in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Embracing the theme ‘Realizing the Envisioned Africa’, the second YATC brought together 100 young people from over 15 nationalities to participate in discussions on the way forward for Africa. The first three days of the convention (Aug 9 - 10) engaged the participants in intense brainstorming and work sessions where they developed solutions for challenges they were presented with. During the last day (Aug 12, International Youth Day), the outcomes were presented to a high-level panel of officials including the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union and Spokesperson of the Chairperson of the African Union to be considered for implementation. The outcomes ranged from completed IOS and Android apps for Agenda 2063 from the Tech Team to a project-based recruitment strategy from the Human Resource team. They were warmly received by the panel and left the participants inspired to continue the movement as they go back home. 

We are humbled that God has helped us to successfully host this convention for the second time. We are believe that the change that Africa needs has began with empowered youth, who have hearts that are burdened for their continent. 

Please follow the links below to read more about YATC on the media and our website:

Dreaming The Dreaming with African Think'rs - Ethiopian Reporter Interview  

YATC 2017 - Website  

Grand Friday Night Fire 2017

Grand Friday Night Fire (GFNF) gathered over 1,000 young people at the Beza Tabernacle for an amazing talent night. This year's GFNF was like none other! It featured 15 different talent acts by young people who came together from across Africa. The presented acts ranged from Spoken Word by Cindy from Kenya, a Piano Solo by Jonathan from DRC, an amazing song by Emelda from Zimbabwe, an acoustic medley by Highest Praise Band from Kenya, Spoken Hitgalut by JD from Zambia and live music production by Isaac from Ethiopia. 

God moved in a mighty way throughout Grand Friday Night Fire! The program came to a close by a short 'Fire Message' from Yonathan and a powerful worship session. 14 people got saved that night. 

We praise God for the work He is doing through out young people as they minister to their peers by presenting the gospel in a relevant way. 

 

The Beza Business Gates Re-launches

On March 26, 2017, the Beza Business Gate re-launched the network, reintroducing the business gate vision and Beza’s Ethical Charter. During his opening remarks, Pastor Z mentioned how the ethical charter is a tool for us to do what we do righteously. The power of this group lies with in the ethics we add and change from "Normal to Exceptional!” The church can't tell you how to do business but to remind you that there is a God and he is watching and rewards those who diligently pursue his purpose in everything they do.

During the meeting, a young Biniam was inaugurated as the BBG coordination officer and the working terms were discussed.

The second part of the program featured a presentation by Yohannes Tilahun who shared from his life experience about the things one should do to achieve peace and happiness. He reminded us that what mattered most in our whole life is the small dash between the two most important dates.