Dr Eshetu Abate
The great Ethiopian theologian and church leader Dr. Eshetu Abate has passed away. He served the Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa in 1988-2000 and the Ethiopian Bible Society in 2001-2002. Since 2002 he has lectured at Concordia University in the United States. Eshetu was a humble wise man and a solid theologian and teacher. He helped the church to look beyond manmade borders in times of internal conflicts. He emphasized the new community of all believers based on the uniqueness of our savior Christ. Let us remember his wife Amarech and his children Misikir, Eliezer and Benjamin in our prayers!