As the School Year Begins

On Sept 30, 2017, Beza Community Development Association (BCDA) organized an event at Entoto Program Outreach Premise to distribute education materials to orphans and vulnerable school children who have been enrolled in the program for the past 10 years. One hundred boys and one hundred girls have received school bags, exercise books, a pair of shoes and school uniforms that were prepared in advance as per each student’s specifications. 

Seeing the joy and gratitude in each child and their guardians has been satisfactory. We believe that although a small contribution, this will enable the children to better focus on their education, and grow to become problem solvers for their communities.

Unity Among Women of the Church

Close to 700 women attended the first national women’s conference held at the Beza Tabernacle on September 28 - 29. The conference, titled ‘She’ brought together women from over 40 churches and different denominations across the country. The two-day event was opened with a full women’s band and an original song. 

On the first day, Dr. Selam shared about mind transformation with references to new scientific findings on how thoughts and words affect the physical world. Fitsum, who shared the word on the second day taught on how to study the bible. She took the whole congregation on an exercise by drawing from her personal life and journey. 

Besides word and worship, the conference consisted of games and group discussions that brought the women closer together. This enabled the event to achieve its main objective - to unite women of different denominations through love, by the power of the Holy Spirit. We praise God that it has been very successful and a movement has began across the country towards unity. 

As women unite in love, we believe that it will only be a matter of time until the men follow. 

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