He Turned It! Concert

Yared Music School’s String Chamber Group at Beza

 

On the afternoon of Dec 3, 2017, Beza hosted a classical and jazz music concert to support the fundraising efforts of Addis Ababa University’s Yared Music School String Chamber group. The music team is invited, as part of an exchange program, to go represent Ethiopia in Germany in January, 2018.

The fundraising concert featured, besides the chamber group, notable musicians such as Dr. Cooper and his team (Kayn Lab), Jorga Mesfin and Jones. The Beza Youth Band also performed a few songs during the concert. The audience left the auditorium refreshed, inspired and having contributed to a great cause.

 

 

 

 

 

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.