From Archbishop Foley Beach: My heart is heavy for the families and churches of the Ethiopian martyrs who gave their lives for Christ this last week. Please join me in remembering these courageous individuals and praying for their families, their churches, and their persecutors.
Monday night, our brother and fellow partner in the mission field, The Rt. Rev. Grant LeMarquand, the Anglican Bishop of Ethiopia, said it well:
“The apostle Paul, a great persecutor of the church of God, was turned to love by his experience of meeting Christ on his way to the Syrian city of Damascus. May God use his church to so act and speak of and from the love of Christ that many former or potential persecutors may be turned and have their named written in the book of life.” (Read Bishop LeMarquand’s full text here.)