Some Help, if you don’t mind, for Ethiopia and Michael

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I’ve also been asked “why” I want to do this. Well, there are a few reasons: 1) It will give me the opportunity to stay connected to Ethiopia, where my adopted son is from; 2) It will give me the opportunity to experience Ethiopia in a different setting and context, that is, apart from a week where the adoption “process” is the focus; 3) It will be a good opportunity for me to get more teaching under my belt; 4) ETC is devoted to the Church! And because this is the case, EVERY student who attends there, must be “sent” on behalf of a church, whether it is one where they pastor or serve as a lay person. With this in mind, I realize that I am equipping students to teach and preach in churches in Ethiopia, whether it be in the countrysides or the cities; 5) This will give me a chance to revisit Korah and its ministers/ministries. To read & see more about that, click the following link: Korah; 6) It gives me the opportunity to allow persons & churches in the states to have a direct hand in helping me teach the Gospel in Ethiopia. Those are just a few of the reasons I so badly want to take hold of this opportunity. Again, if you are interested in supporting the cause, I’d be grateful.

Michael is but a short space from his goal. Would you mind stopping by his site, clicking the paypal button and donating something? $5, $10, what ever you can. I know that he would appreciate it. Or, if at your local congregation tomorrow, take a donation. It is for a good cause.

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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