Bizuayehu Assefa Home with the Lord
Deaf Pastor and Evangelist in Ethiopia
Bizuayehu Assefa recently went home to be with the Lord. Bizuayehu served faithfully as Pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church for the Deaf. Besides pastoring Bizuayehu did extensive evangelistic work among the Deaf of Ethiopia. He also served as chairman of the board for VICKtory school for the Deaf in Addis Ababa. Missionary Berhanu Yoseph said that Bizuayehu did the work of 10 men and will be sorely missed.
Please pray for Bizuayehu’s wife, Tsehai, and his three children: Lydia, Yeabsira, and Ebenezer. Please also pray for Ebenezer Baptist Church for the Deaf. We know God is sovereign and that He has a plan for the church and for the ministry to the Deaf in Ethiopia.
Revelation 14:13 says, “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” Pray that the work of God among the Deaf will continue to the glory of God. Maybe God is calling you to work among the Deaf of Ethiopia?
Pastor Mark Campbell is the newest member of our executive council. The executive council is the ruling body of BIO. Brother Campbell is the Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Tennessee. He was recently elected to serve as secretary for BIO. We are thankful for him and look forward to many years serving together for the glory of God.
Matt & Rebekah
Limited Access Missionaries
We are thankful that the Lord has enabled and equipped another couple to head to the mission field. Matt and Rebekah will travel to a city of 18 million on August 1st.
Matt is a second generation missionary who speaks French. He is scheduled to begin language school this fall to learn a third language. Please pray for this family of five as they travel to the field and transition into their new environment. Pray that God will use them to influence many for His kingdom.