8620 new believers baptized in Gilgel Beles of Metekel

April 28, 2016

By Mesfin Zegeye 


Some 8620 new believers have been baptized and came into the fold of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church in a historic evangelic mission carried out at three weredas of Gilgel Beles in Metekel diocese, south western parts of Ethiopia, from April 23 – 24, 2016, Mahibere Kidusan Education and Apostolic Service Main Department disclosed.

Through the coordination of Mahibere Kidusan and in cooperation with Metekel diocese, wereda parishes and Gilgel Beles center, residents of Mandura, Dibate and Dawro woreda have been receiving spiritual lessons on the dogma of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church and in preparation for their re-birth before their baptism.

The newly baptized members of the church expressed that they always have had a special place for the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church in their hearts and have been yearning for that day all their lives. They expressed their deepest joy for seeing such a day and becoming children of God and members of the church.