Ethiopia’s history has been a difficult one: years under Stalinist Marxism ruined the already weak economy. The Marxist regime persecuted the church as a whole, with evangelicals as a special target. Bloody coups, uprisings, wide-scale drought, and massive refugee problems have kept Ethiopia a country of immense poverty. Is there any good news in this sad story? Yes! Since the oppressive government was toppled in 1991, there has been unprecedented freedom for worship and witness.
International Needs is focused on planting churches across the country. Partnering with the Gedeo Kale Heywet Church of Ethiopia (GKHC), International Needs aims to reach over 20 million people with the gospel. Several churches are planted each year, and thousands have already experienced Christ for the first time.