Good Marriages Don’t Just Happen by Accident

Praise God! I had a wonderful time this past weekend with wonderful people of God in Lancaster, PA.
As I always do, before I say anything, I would like to say “Thank you” to those people who made this conference possible and my stay in Lancaster a very interesting one.

First, I would like to say “Thank you” to the elders of the Light of the World Evangelical Church, Ashagre Sileshi, Dereje Shefne, Fikrte Eshetu, Ybgeta Kero and Fikreyasus Bekele, who sponsored my travel and stay. May the LORD bless you!
Second, I would like to say “Thank you” to the leaders of the young adult’s ministry in Lancaster, Eden Jemal, Eden Teme, Milkias Endeshaw and Ruhama Beykeda. These young people are not only beautiful and handsome but also very powerful when it comes to the work of God. They are working hard to bring the young “single” adults of almost six local churches together. They are doing marvelous job. Their service is in Amharic and the young people, who are born and raised in the US and are part of this group of people, speak very well Amharic since the program itself forces them to speak. Isn’t this wonderful or what! I know, that is the one thing that caught my attention the most as I stayed with them. I am seriously talking to my older son to move there so that he can pick up some of his Amharic words. I’m not kidding. It is so challenging and encouraging for me to meet this fine group of people. They are very funny; so I enjoyed the time I had with them.
I also would like to say “Thank you” to everyone who came out to worship God with us. I appreciate each and every one of you, especially my A4P fans in Lancaster! God bless you!
Special “Thank you” goes to two people: First, to Milkias Endeshaw who worked very hard with me for a long time to set up this program, to look for a church which would be willing to sponsor my travel and stay, and he also greatly helped me to do my research studies around the topic of sexuality among the diaspora singles. Oh, Mike, how can I thank you enough! May the LORD bless you, young man!
And the second person my special “Thank you” goes to is Seblework Workagegnehu (Mimi), a very beautiful woman of God and a wife of Ashagre Sileshi. Thank you Mimi for making my stay at Lancaster an incredible one; especially the breakfast meeting you set up for me on Sunday with those beautiful young wives/mothers. Thank you and God bless you!
Well, here is one short clip from one of my messages I presented at the conference. My message in a nutshell is: Good things in life won’t come easy, without hard work.
I pray for God to speak to your heart as He spoke to mine. I’m extremely tired now physically but spiritually very encouraged and enlightened by what God had done in His people’s lives and marriages because of this past weekend conference at Lancaster. Very humbling experience for me! May the Name of Jesus Christ be praised, honored and lifted up high! Amen! ///
P. S. This video clip is captioned in English.