Thursday, June 3, 2010


And now for something completely different.

The Fisherman had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Ethiopia several weeks ago.  He was "fishing for men" this time, to quote Jesus who said to His disciples (that were fishermen by occupation), "Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men."

It was a medical mission trip to a Jewish community in Ethiopia's capitol city of Addis Ababa.  The mission organization he went with is Jewish Voice Ministries International, a Christian mission to the Jewish people.  The Old Testament is replete with prophecies about the Messiah that would come to the Jewish people.  And every one of those over 300 prophecies, down to amazing detail, was fulfilled in Jesus.  Yet, for probably many reasons, the Jews of Jesus' time and today as well have not been able to see or embrace it.  They continue to look for their Messiah when He has already come.  The heart of the Jewish Voice ministry is to reveal their Messiah to them, to show them Jesus (Yeshua).

And it is also their mission to serve suffering Jewish people around the world.  Hence this medical mission in Ethiopia.  Not many people realize that there is a large population of Jews in Ethiopia but there is.

The Fisherman took some great photographs while there.  I will be posting some of them in groups, accompanied by bits of information and stories, to give you a taste of his experience there.  It's possible that I may do multiple posts per day, so don't forget to scroll down to see all posts for the day.

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