Eden Life Church was able to purchase a building from the Assembly of God as a meeting place for their church at 4233 Independence Ave in Kansas City, Missouri.. The nine families that are helping with this church plant provided the down payment with some help from “friends of Eden” and the sellers are providing financing. Eden’s goal is to start a multiethnic congregation for immigrants from Ethiopia and other African countries as well as second generation immigrants and Americans. The building has an attractive sanctuary that will hold 160 people on the second floor and classrooms and a small kitchen on the first floor. The plan is to officially launch the church on March 25, 2018. At the present time they are meeting at the building and they are trying to prepare for the official start of their church. They plan to have an English service at 9 am, an Amharic service at 11 am and a service in the language of the Anouk people in the afternoon. They have announced two pre-launch services which they are inviting people to attend on November 26 and January 7.
Omot and Hanna Aganya and their children are the church planters for Eden Life Church. They report that they need a number of things to help them be more successful in officially starting church on March 25, next year. They would like to have the following items available in either new or in good condition. If individuals or Sunday School classes would like to help with these needs, you can give the funds to South Central Conference and they will be forwarded to Eden Life Church. Thank you for your support and prayers.
- projector ~ $1,000 new
- laptop computer ~ $500
- screen (There is a possibility that one will be made available for them)
- Web site and Facebook (if purchased it will be about $1,500; is anyone able to help them?)
- banner and new church sign $500
- A mailing to everyone in their zip code would be about $1,000. (They have more contact with Ethiopian people, but they want to let English speaking people also know about the English service).