Davar’s Visit to Ethiopia
Davar Audio Bibles CEO, Mark Perkins, and the host team from The Word for the World Ethiopia at the TWFTW office in Addis Ababa.
Mark Perkins, Davar Audio Bibles CEO, getting a better understanding of the translation and recording progress in Ethiopia from Tesfaye Bekema, TWFTW National Director, North Africa.
The ceremony of roasting coffee for the pleasant aroma during “morning tea” at TWFTW office.
Pastors and community leaders in the Aari mountain community of Baneta.
Some of the Baneta community members.
The Baneta community children enjoying a game of jump rope.
An aerial view of the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.
A view of the mountains during our flight from Addis Ababa to Jinka.
Traffic consists of more animals than cars in the mountain areas.
Mark Perkins, Davar Audio Bibles CEO, speaking at Aari church service with TWFTW partners and pastor.
Mark Perkins gifting audio Bible devices, with support from the Digital Bible Society, with the Aari full Bible to the local pastor.
Aari community member whose husband is a small group leader. She shared that she felt a great hunger to hear God’s Word again after her husband had to return the device back to the church. It had been a great blessing for her to listen to it in her language.
This is a pastor from the bordering nomad area of Mursi who traveled many hours on motorcycle in the rain to say “thank you” to our team for providing the audio bibles. He said that they have made it much easier for him to teach and to share the Gospel to his community.
These men were the translators of the Maale written Bible in partnership with TWFTW and the narrators of the Maale Davar audio Bible. It was a sincere honor to witness their passion to reach the Maale people.
Mark Perkins giving audio Bible devices loaded with the Maale language to a Maale pastor who coordinates many listening groups. This was the first time they had received the Old Testament in their language and were very excited to have the full Bible.
Young adult Maale listening group hearing the Old Testament audio for the first time.
Another Maale listening group. Look at the joy on their faces!
And another Maale listening group.
The beautiful countryside of the Koybe community in southern Ethiopia.
A Maale listening group in the Koybe community. They meet weekly to listen to the audio Bible and then discuss what they’ve heard.
Another Maale listening group in the Koybe community along with family and community members.
Thank you for helping us provide God’s Word in audio form to the oral learners of Ethiopia. Please continue to pray for our shared mission to grow God’s Kingdom in Ethiopia and around the world.