In October 2013, Travis and Emily joined the CMF church-planting team in Ethiopia. They will locate in the city of Nekempte and partner with the local Kristos Andinet Church (KAC). Their hope is that through this partnership, they will be able to aid in efforts to generate income and develop leaders in the church.
After serving as CMF Reach interns in East Africa (Travis, ’04, and Emily, ‘06), they felt called to go back to Africa as full-time missionaries. Upon graduating from Emmanuel Christian Seminary in May 2011, the Weekses had the opportunity to visit CMF’s ministry in Ethiopia. While in Ethiopia, they were greatly encouraged by the work God is doing through the church-planting team to reach people who have never heard the Good News of Jesus. In October of 2013, they (with their ten-week-old daughter Clare) arrived in Ethiopia to join the CMF team there.
That God will strengthen their family as their work cross culturally
That God would soften the hearts of the students and families to receive the Gospel
That God would send more workers into the harvest