Subject: Celebrate Family

Celebrate Family
A Benefit to support the ministry of 
Ethiopian Pastor Lalissa Gemechis
Wednesday, June 25th, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant
5631 N. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Suggested Donation: $25 a person
In addition to the suggested donation, there will be a Silent Auction. There will be Ethiopian food served and this event is BYOB.
Who is Pastor Lalissa Gemechis?
Pastor Gemechis is about to become a lead Pastor in one of the fastest growing churches in the World, the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus ( (meaning “the Dwelling Place of Jesus"). They have grown in membership from 22,000 to 6.2 million over the past 50 years. In order to prepare for this role, he has secured a scholarship to pursue a PhD in Missiology at Concordia Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Why does he need our prayers and financial support?
Unfortunately, the scholarship he received does not include funding for his wife and his two small children Homey (age 7) and Wada (age 4) to join him in Indiana. They are struggling in every way to make it as a family. We believe God has given us an opportunity to fulfill the great command “to love our neighbor as ourselves” and allow someone committed to holiness in the church to be a whole person as a father and husband these next three years.

To give online, go to: and enter the amount you’d like to donate next to the “other” box, and type in “Lalissa” in the “other” box.

We hope you can join us!
Please RSVP to the church office