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Amy Glass

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

Located on the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia is a diverse and rugged country of mountain ranges and forests, incredible wildlife and ancient ruins. Right in the middle sits the capital, Addis Ababa. Poverty, both economic and spiritual, afflicts many communities in this sprawling city, and though Orthodox Christianity has deep roots in Ethiopia, evangelical churches are few and far between and false teachings of a prosperity gospel are common.


Here in Addis, a dynamic team of MTW missionaries and Ethiopian partners is working to plant churches and serve the poor and vulnerable. Ethiopia ACT, which is staffed in part by MTW missionaries and national partners, addresses healthcare, nutrition, housing, education, and family care in a holistic effort to reduce the impact of poverty and see communities transformed by the power of the gospel. Church planting is foundational to the team’s ministry and vision, and in the slum of Suki, the team has planted a church that is reaching many with the hope of Christ. The team works hard to live out the gospel in both word and deed, preaching to and serving the poor as the hands and feet of their Savior.

MEET THE TEAM

De Bruin, Molly

Molly will be joining the MTW team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and will be serving in mercy ministries, partnering with local ministry agencies in areas such as mercy, outreach, and youth and kid’s ministry.

Molly will be joining the MTW team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and will be serving in mercy ministries, partnering with...

Love, Tim & Laura

Tim and Laura work with Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons to share the gospel with patients who are desperate for hope and to train the next generation of healthcare providers in Ethiopia.

Tim and Laura work with Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons to share the gospel with patients who are desperate...

Polk, Jason & Liz

Jason and Liz Polk serve with Ethiopia ACT, a team who is committed to bringing gospel reconciliation in all areas of life to people living in urban poverty. They serve the physical, spiritual and social needs of those living with HIV/AIDS, while also engaging in public health interventions.

Jason and Liz Polk serve with Ethiopia ACT, a team who is committed to bringing gospel reconciliation in all areas of...

Warren, Andy & Bev

Andy and Bev Warren serve with MTW in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They actively work to plant churches, minister to the poor and needy of the city, and care for children.

Andy and Bev Warren serve with MTW in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They actively work to plant churches, minister to the...

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Teacher: Bingham Academy in Ethiopia
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Asnaketch: Transformed in Ethiopia (VIDEO)

Asnaketch’s life was falling apart. She was sick from cancer and her husband turned against her. But God had a story of redemption to tell.

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A Mercy Ministry in Ethiopia’s Slums Bears Gospel Fruit During COVID-19

When the virus arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, MTW missionaries working in the capital city’s slums feared the worst.

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COVID-19: Jason & Gizaw in Ethiopia (VIDEO)

In the Suki neighborhood where the Ethiopia ACT team ministers, COVID-19 has meant no work and hunger for an already vulnerable population.

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The Need for Discipleship in Africa (VIDEO)

As a pandemic rages throughout the continent, MTW Africa moves forward with a clear vision to transform the church through discipleship.

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Working Together to Plant Churches in Ethiopia (VIDEO)

Five Ethiopian nationals and an MTW missionary work together as a team to help build the church in their lower-income community.

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Why We Work With Local Believers (VIDEO)

Watch and see how God is knitting a team of missionaries and national partners in Africa together to have a greater impact on the kingdom.

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What If We Gave Away Soap? A Simple Idea Helps Fight Disease in Ethiopia

Armed with soap, flyers, and an app, Ethiopia ACT family advocates aim to visit 600 families and provide education on disease prevention.

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One Day in Ethiopia With Jason Polk (VIDEO)

Watch and follow along as Jason takes us through the streets of Addis Ababa and gives us a glimpse into a day in his life as a missionary.

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A Joyful Reunion on the Streets of Ethiopia

As I crossed a street, a woman on the other side of the road stopped and stared at me with a huge smile on her face.

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Mobilization Priorities for an Africa in Crisis (AUDIO)

The Church in Africa is growing rapidly, but corruption remains rampant. Where is the life-giving transformation of Christ? How can we help?

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Evil for Good

In Ethiopia I counseled kids who'd had unspeakable evils done to them—and quickly learned I couldn't put my hope in my own preparedness.

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Impromptu Testimonies of Thanksgiving

At a recent Sunday gathering several members of the Suki church plant in Ethiopia gave impromptu testimonies of thanksgiving to God.

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A Common Vision: The Birth and Growth of a Church Plant in Ethiopia

It started as a ministry for people affected by HIV/AIDS, but a vital piece of the team's holistic vision was always to plant a church.

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Wherever You Go

Missionary Jason Polk discovered that whether in St. Louis, or Tanzania, or Ethiopia, God's design for his holiness remains the same.

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Reimagining the phrase "This is Africa"

Africans say “This is Africa” to explain inefficient methods, bribes, abuse of power, and crazy driving. But does it have to be that way?

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Hope in Blindness

Aniley, a blind, ill, single mother in Ethiopia was convinced she was cursed. A blind MTW missionary helped her see things differently.

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A Year Worth Celebrating in Ethiopia

November 2014 was the first anniversary of our Suki church plant fellowship. Nearly all of these men and women have become new believers.

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"The Project Found Me"

Alone at home with two sons and no means of support, the woman thought she was going to die.

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The Privilege of Relationship: My Internship in Ethiopia

I realized that over the summer we had become more than just teachers serving the needs of these kids; we had become their friends.

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Healing Mercies for Ethiopia

We had chosen to work in Suki because it has one of the most marginalized groups and some of the sickest and poorest people in the country.

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Give thanks for lives transformed among the urban poor in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and pray for ongoing spiritual growth. 

Pray for those in the urban slums of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, who are struggling economically due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Pray for ongoing ministry in the Suki community during COVID-19. Many day workers cannot work, and the church is having to find creative ways to minister. 

Pray for the church-planting team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, (comprised of five Ethiopian nationals and an MTW missionary) as they work together to wholistically share Christ and serve the local community. 

Pray for the team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as national partners and MTW missionaries work hand in hand for a greater overall impact.

Pray for a new initiative in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to hand deliver soap and provide education on disease prevention to 600 families in poverty-stricken communities. 

Pray for the Suki church plant in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and for God to open doors to plant another church in a nearby community. 

Pray for the people being served through Ethiopia ACT, MTW's ministry serving the most marginalized in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Pray for the Church in Africa to deepen and for African believers to live holy lives in accordance with God's Word.  

Give thanks and pray for the Suki church plant in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Pray for our ministries in Africa, where many have come to expect broken systems and corruption. Pray that God would intervene and change hearts that would change communities.

Please pray for the new church plant in the urban slum community of Suki, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Pray for the group of believers, that their fellowship in the gospel will continue to grow.

Pray for the new church plant in Suki, a settlement where people struggle with deep poverty. A year after the church started meeting, dozens have become believers.

Pray for the impoverished community of Suki in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Our teams are serving people in this community to meet physical and spiritual needs.

Ethiopia Church Planting

Ethiopia ACT’s health ministry opens doors for church planting.

Africa Scholarship Fund

Help fund theological studies for young African men who are pursuing ministry on the mission field or in the pastorate.

Global Children's Ministry

This fund is distributed among our projects around the world that support the physical and spiritual needs of at-risk children.

Ethiopia ACT

A partnership of MTW missionaries and Ethiopian partners holistically serves Addis Ababa through church planting and mercy ministries.