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Ethiopian Kale Heywet School of Missions (EKSM)
Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church/ SIM
eMiC Project 10015

February 11 - 22, 2010

Project Status
June 2012: construction underway.

Project Team
Steve Ulrich - eMiC team leader
Cynthia Gavel - eMiC intern
Leana Hearn - eMiC intern
Robert Donahue - architect
Brian Bute - structural engineer
Jonathan Page - civil engineer
Tamirnesh Yoseph - electrical engineer
Tedwodras Aregahegn - civil tech

Site Rendering Sketch Up Model Phasing PlanInspecting Site Surveying Existing BuildingsDiscussing Design

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Original Project Scope
The Ethiopian Kale Heywet School of Missions (EKSM) aims to glorify God by training competent cross-cultural missionaries who can effectively disciple unreached and least-reached people and religious groups in Ethiopia and beyond. Ethiopia is a strategic location for the expansion of God's kingdom among Muslim peoples. There are already hundreds of evangelists working in cross-cultural settings. In addition, the Ethiopian church is in the beginning stages of sending missionaries to other countries. EKSM is positioned to assist in the growth and development of the missions vision and outreach of the Ethiopian Church.

Unfortunately, most of these workers are serving without any cross-cultural training and only minimal biblical and theological training. Because of the pressing need to train competent workers for the extraordinary challenges of the mission field, EKHC established the Ethiopian Kale Heywet School of Missions (EKSM) in 2001. So far, one hundred fourteen workers have been trained through the EKSM program and fifty-three are currently enrolled.

The school is currently operating out of old and inadequate church buildings on an adjacent property. EKSM is in need of additional buildings for administration, classrooms, library, dormitories, and a dining hall. A site plan for the approximately 8-acre site and architectural drawings will allow EKSM to use the land well and advance their vision and purpose effectively. The presence of appropriate, permanent facilities will assist in advancing EKSM’s mission for many years to come.

As a nation, Ethiopia is working to overcome the causes of poverty that are present throughout the country. The gospel can serve as a key factor in transforming individuals and cultures, lifting them up and improving their lot in life. EKSM graduates come from and go to communities that are struggling to move forward and can have a powerful influence in connecting the spiritual reality of God's creation with the physical reality. Join the eMi team and help EKSM become a place where thousands of Ethiopian cross-cultural missionaries will receive quality training to enable them to effectively make disciples in Ethiopia and beyond.


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