Advent Reading Day 3 – Hope is Alive

“His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.  As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit.  Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you…The Lord their God will save them on that day as the flock… Read More

Advent Reading Day 2 – Daybreak

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.” Isaiah 9 When it gets dark here in Addis Ababa, it gets really, really dark.  We have frequent blackouts that go on for hours… Read More

Advent Reading Day 1 – Come on The Advent-ure

“But I do more than thank. I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for Christians, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust… Read More