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News: Somali worship services air on Ethiopian TV

By AfriGO Team

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, an evangelical Christian, called for a time of prayer for the country in 2020. He assigned the task to the Inter-Religious Council of Ethiopia and as a result, the Evangelical Association of Ethiopia invited Somali missionary couple Abdi Duale and Kawser Omar (featured in AfriGO 5.1) to present a gospel programme on national TV. Addis Ababa TV aired it widely on May 10, 2020. A second worship time was broadcast on June 21.

Michael Madany, director of New Life Media Somali Christian website, Nolosha Cusub, says, “Join us in praising God for this unprecedented development. Never before have evangelicals or other religious groups in Ethiopia had such access to national TV. As far as we know, this is the first time in history that a Christian programme in the Somali language has ever been broadcast by a national TV station.”

More programmes have since been written and presented by Abdi Duale. The husband and wife team, serving with SIM Ethiopia, are partnering with the Horn of Africa mission to offer more broadcasts on Ethiopian TV via satellite. Pray that the millions who saw this worship service will be drawn to trust in Jesus Christ and search for more gospel messages on social media.

Somali worship service on Ethiopian TV. 

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