The Face of Need..
Although Ethiopia is an emerging nation, there are many children who are still in need of quality education. The gov-ernment recognizes that the Mekane Yew Church is well positioned in their respective communities to provide class-rooms, teachers, and care to the whole family.
In June of 2000 Pastor Rick initiated a ministry to the Maasai tribe of East Africa with his first visit to Tanzania. It was there in the tiny bush village of Kimokouwa that he met Dr. Steve Friberg and his wife Bethany who had committed their lives to living and ministering to the Maasai of northern Tanzania. Steve’s father had been a Lutheran pastor serv-ing as a missionary in the region and Steve was born and raised among the Maasai. He is highly respected, not only as a bush doctor, but as a Christian devoted to sharing the love of Christ through his work. He and his family live in the village of Ketumbeine on the edge of the massive Serengeti Plain.
Orphan Mission Support at Dukem, Ethiopia
The congregation at Grace Lutheran Church and School, Jacksonville, FL supports a small group of orphans in the towns of Dukem and Debra Zeit, outside of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Our support is of both a spiritual and material nature. The children sponsored and supported by this mission are in extreme need of many of the things we take for granted. The material support through contributions to the Orphan General Fund supplies food, shelter, clothing, school supplies, medical needs, and emotional support to these children.
8:00 AM - Traditional Worship Service
9:40 AM - Sunday School & Bible Study Classes for all ages
10:45 AM - Contemporary Worship Service
Holy Communion is celebrated at both services on the first and third Sundays of each month.