Arrival and Setup:
For the first few months we will be setting up our home and helping our family adjust to the new culture and customs they will face each day.
Dwayne and Tammy will begin two years of learning the language of Amharic to help better communicate to the people we will be ministering to.
Since some Ethiopians in Addis Ababa speak both Amharic and English, we will begin the ministry of a New Testament Baptist Church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Exit the Country:
Our Visa’s are only good for two years which will require us to leave the country. Our goal is to stay in Africa because it will be more cost effective than to return home.
Begin the project of purchasing our own building or remodeling an existing building to be our “mother” Church for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Begin Discipleship Classes:
Begin a weekly class of disciplining Ethiopians in Biblical Doctrines to help them interpret Scripture and apply it their daily lives.
Purchase an enclosed trailer to take into the surrounding villages of Addis Ababa and present the Gospel in a creative way to children and families. By using puppets, drama, music, and teaching our goal is to connect with the people to share the love of Christ to them.
Establish a local feeding center out of the local church in the city of Addis Ababa to help feed the children physically and spiritually.
Begin daily youth camps in Addis Ababa and surrounding villages where teenagers are able to come to a safe environment to hear the Gospel message and help them grow in their daily walk.
New Church plant:
Establish a New Testament Local Church in a new area of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a national Pastor trained under our leadership.
Establish an orphanage ministry out of the local church in the city of Addis Ababa.
New Church Plant:
Establish two or more works in Addis and surrounding villages with national pastors.
Sports Ministry Outreach:
Establish a place where kids and teens can come and learn the fundamentals of basketball, soccer, and volleyball while discipling and reaching this generation through the teaching of the Bible.
20 Plus Years:
Purchase More Property or Expand:
Would like to purchase a compound that would hold the church, feeding center, orphanage, sports ministry and room to grow to add new ministries that function out of the local church in Addis Ababa.
Continue to reproduce national pastors:
Continue equipping the Ethiopians to plant and grow their own churches that are set up within the guidelines of the Bible.
Pray for more Missionaries to help and continue the work that is before us.