Serving in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with Mission to the World
Church planting and compassion ministry among the urban poor.
Jason and Liz became interested in cross-cultural ministry through an international internship program at Wheaton College in 1998. Jason's experience in Tanzania and Liz's time with health promoters in Peru confirmed their desire to work cross-culturally. Since marrying in 2006, Liz obtained a master's degree in social work and has become licensed as a therapist; Jason obtained a master of divinity from Covenant Seminary and has been ordained as pastor of worship and discipleship at Grace Presbyterian Church in St. Charles, MO.
God has called Jason and Liz to work with the AIDS Care and Treatment (ACT) project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ACT project cares for the profound physical, spiritual, and social needs of HIV-positive urban poor, while laying groundwork for a church-planting movement. Nearly 550 families receive food, shelter, medical care, counseling, assistance with school fees, orphan care, and Bible study and discipleship opportunities.
Jason will work with the project's Ethiopian leadership to develop gospel-centered urban house churches in Lideta, one of the poorest neighborhoods of the world. Liz will work with the project's Ethiopian social workers to help develop mental health services. Please pray for Jason and Liz and their team as they share God's gospel of healing grace.