Mission To Ethiopia



Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in Africa. Because of poverty and hardship many people see life as hopeless and without any future. We explain to them the answer is found in God’s plan for their salvation, through the saving grace of His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.

By God's grace and under the leadership of Jim McClelland, and the Pastors and Members of the Metropolitan Tabernacle Belfast, a large work is underway in the village of Karifu.

The complex consists of a 2000-seater church, a school, a clinic and a bakery - a holistic approach to help the people of this area in their spiritual, educational and physical needs.

The Church was officially opened in 2007, by Dr. James McConnell, senior Pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle Belfast.


The church is Pastored by Bezabih a local Servant of God who is seeing great growth in the church.

We want to say a big thank you to Pastor Bezabih and his wife Mercy, our missionaries in Ethiopia and thank them for their dedication and commitment in reaching souls in their country.


With the Church, School and clinic open, this phase of the building work is complete, but the real task of helping transform the lives of these people is only just beginning.

Thank you for your prayers and support for the children and people of Ethiopia.

October 2012 Update

Greetings to everyone in Whitewell from your sister church in Ethiopia. We trust that this report will do justice to the progress of the work in Ethiopia. Sometimes we are simply amazed by how things are developing here but to God be all the glory! We often tell people that we are simply privileged to have a front row seat to watch God moving and working here.

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May 2012

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well at home.

We enjoyed our trip home at Easter even though it was short and rather hectic! We also had my family with us in Ethiopia for 10 days after Easter which was really nice and they enjoyed it so much that they’re planning to come back in July! 

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Ethiopia Update

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During 2005, we visited the villages of Babogaya and Kuriftu.  Here we experienced living conditions of extreme poverty, hardship and squalor.

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