“After taking Tarike back we went out to eat with Alazar (the driver for Celebrate Children International). He told me about how he became a believer. He was a driver at the airport and often would read his Bible in his car in between fares. He grew up in the Orthodox Church and could not reconcile the cold religion he grew up with and the Jesus about whom he was reading. An evangelist was making his rounds at the airport and seeing him in his cab reading the Bible and he shared the Gospel with him. He knew that what the evangelist said was true and accepted Christ.
“I spent some time talking with Etsegenet (a worker at the Grace Guest House where I stayed). Somehow we began talking about the last year of her life. She said everything had changed. She had trusted in Christ 7 years ago, but within the last two years she had met a man. He was not a believer and wanted “different things.” She said he wanted to go clubbing and she did not. He wanted sex and she did not. She said that she knew that he was darkness and she was light and there was a battle for her soul. But she realized that it was not worth it: she loves Christ more. So, she said goodbye, changed her cell phone number and has not looked back. She said she now feels fortunate because some people never trust in Christ and she has twice. God is definitely at work in Ethiopia.”