Category Archives: Devotions


Genesis 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful vine,
a fruitful vine near a spring;

Dear friends, the secret of fruitfulness is being planted near a spring. That river or spring is the gospel of Jesus Christ and the saving the grace of God that comes to us through the holy word of God and through sacraments. May God plant our life near the ever flowing grace of God. In Jesus name, Amen!!

Today I am traveling to Canada to teach in a Bible College/Institute called CLBI. CLBI is in Camrose, in this great state of Alberta, Canada. Please keep the entire institute and our ministry in your prayers!!!

May God bless this beautiful nation of Canada and the rest of the world through all of these students at the College.

Devotion via Text Message

My friend and colleague David Wendel has written a Lenten devotional named “From Ashes to Easter.”  It’s available on the NALC’s website at:  For those wishing to receive the Lenten devotional “From Ashes to Easter”  via daily text message, please text the word LENT to 614-230-0193.  (Standard text message rates apply – for the United States only.)

Ashes to Easter

Ashes to EasterAs we journey together from “Ashes to Easter” through this Lenten season -a friend and co-worker has written a daily Lenten devotional. In addition, we’ve created a “daily” response. The idea is to leverage what we are already doing for the sake of the Gospel to cultivate relationships by writing a short note, email, text message, fb message, etc to the person described each day. Download it for free at:! ‪#‎ashestoeaster‬

Leadstar TV in English…

Dear friends,

Starting from September 1 we will start a television program in the English program. That is our third language program. Afaan Oromo, Amharic and now English. This broadcast is going to be seen worldwide, with special emphasis on Africa and the middle east. Our mission is presenting the Gospel of Jesus with clarity and simplicity. Our vision is leading people to Jesus. Our name Leadstar refers to the star which led the three wise men from the east to Jesus when he was born.

Please pray for us!

Enjoy this trial production!!!

That You by His Poverty Might Become Rich…

II Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

Dear friends, poverty is one of those tragic realities of human life. In this verse ‘poverty’ refers to;

Poverty of human spirit
Poverty of human mind
Poverty of human body
Poverty of human heart
Poverty of human conscience
Poverty of human soul
Poverty of human emotions and senses

Jesus came to take all of these upon himself. For our sake he became poor. Through his work and by his grace we became rich in all areas of our life. Your name may not be on the same list with Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. But if you are in Christ your name is listed on a superior list along with Abraham, David, Peter, Paul, Mary, Elizabeth, Luke and Barnabas. This wealth and poverty exchange with Jesus was completed on the cross. Therefore through Jesus we can now stand strong and advance in life as a person made whole and rich by grace alone. Hallelujah!!!!