In his welcoming speech, Dr. Hilmneh Snishaw, the head of MK American branch office, highlighted the main activities carried out in the course of the budget year. Mel’ake Selam Kesis Mesfin Tegeng, (Dr.), Secretary General of DC diocese, delivered a message on behalf of his grace Abune Fanuel. Father Dejenie Shiferaw, (Dr.), gave a sermon citing 1 Cor. 9:16.
Each department of the branch office presented their respective annual report and plan for the next budget year. Representative of Mahibere Kidusan head office, Like Tiguhan Kesis Mulugeta Seyoum, (Dr.), presented the report of the main office and responded to questions and ideas raised by the participants. He also elaborated on the activities of heretics in particular and the general current issues of the church in general.
A film entitled, “Zikre abew” – reminiscing the lives of fathers – was shown to the audience as part of the 7th year commemoration of Like Gubae Abera Bekele, who contributed greatly for the expansion of MK services.
In the course of the assembly held as part of the ceremony, 13 new management bodies were elected after prayer was held and lot was cast to lead for the next two years, following the end of the last two year term of the outgoing management.
Finally, it was decided to hold the next 19th and 20th general assembly at Boston and Virginia, respectively. The assembly was closed in prayer and hymn of the church.
(Translation – Kassa Nigus)