Beza hosted the 8th annual Africa Arise conference this year from January 27-31, 2016. The conference exceeded expectations on every front, and we give God all the glory. The content during the day sessions was outstanding, and each guest speaker was powerfully used by God.
The Heads of State Prayer Breakfast, an annual fixture at the event, was also a great success with former Nigerian President, His Excellency Olesegun Obasanjo delivering powerful and encouraging remarks, in addition to all the other guest speakers at the breakfast.
Another notable highlight was a visit with Abune Mathias, patriarch of the Tewadiho Ethiopian Orthodox Church at his personal residence. All of our delegates that had come for the Africa Arise conference were given a warm reception, complete with traditional song and dance by the church choir. The patriarch also gave an insightful lesson on the history of Christianity in Ethiopia. It was a historic meeting with tremendous implications for both us, and the mother church. It was a powerful conclusion to this year’s Africa Arise conference.