Students and staff from TEC conducted a conference at Haro Bakke in the Borana area last weekend. Many people came to attend the conference to join in the singing, praying and listening to preaching.
The people were eager to hear the gospel, and several decided to start follow the Lord.There was also a focus on bringing the gospel to the neighboring people of the Borana, namely the Garri people. TEC wants to encourage the church in the south to bring the gospel further!
For the staff and students at TEC, participating in conferences like this is a great opportunity to practice some of the things they teach and learn at the College. It is also important to strengthen the relationships with the parishes and congregations in the synods served by TEC. Finally it is also a great learning experience to conduct such a conference. Below you can see more pictures and read some reflections from the TEC students and teacher.
Wariyo Arero, TEC MD student & Preacher:
“My own view regarding the Haro Bakke conference, is that it was among one of the best meetings I have ever participated in. I observed God`s power that was working powerfully among the marginalized pastoralist Boranas. There was healing, exorcism, new converts and a lot of people were encouraged and inspired by the preaching of the word of God.”
Haro Dida, TEC MD Student & Program leader:
“My observation regarding the meetings which lasted for three days is that it was a good conference where around one thousand people gathered and were blessed by the presence of God and with all the singing and preaching. I was surprised to see so many people gathered, especially in the dry season when we do not actually expect so many to come. In the meetings we did also pray for the rain to come and it actually started raining the day after the conference. Thus, God is indeed listening to our prayers and every one`s prayer when someone is bringing a matter unto Him.”
Legesse Legamo, TEC MD Student & Preacher:
“The conference was good. The preaching and lectures were good. The time of prayer and singing was great. People were interested and enjoyed the singing, praying and preaching. They sat on the ground in the dust for many hours to take part in the conference. People were set free from demons and got healed during the conference”.