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Mission Course at MD

MD Teachers
Written by Ruth Eva Osmundsen

This week 80 participants are attending this year ‘s Mission Course. These are students as well as representatives from congregations in the different areas, where the mission outreach will take place. The participants arrived Monday evening, and from Tuesday morning and until Friday afternoon they will attend the course here at TEC.

At the course ‘contextualization’, ‘evangelism’, ‘how to mobilize congregations’, and ‘how to disciple new believer’ are some of the topics taught. At the end of the course the students, together with representatives from the different areas, will leave on Saturday to do mission for 3 weeks. This year we have teams, that will go to Gambela, Kemise, Bale, Netche Sar, Borana, Somali Region and South Omo.

The mission course and the following mission trip is one of the big yearly events here at TEC, and we value that our students get practical experience in addition to their academic training. We also want to encourage you all to pray for the students and the local congregation, where they will be ministering the coming week. Pray that God will be with them and that He may work through them.      

Community Day at TEC Mission Department

Written by Ruth Eva Osmundsen

Once a year the staff and students at the TEC Mission Department arrange a Community Day and this year it was held on the 27th of May.

The day started with devotion in the hall and Professor Zinabu from Hawassa University preached over the text from Acts. 2:42-47 emphasizing the Fellowship of Believers. Student Munduro Mulat sang for the participants and afterwards the students presented a report of the activities of the year giving praise to God for all his help and support. The morning program ended with speeches given by Principal Mr. Galgalo Karre and Dean Mr. Getachew Gelebo thanking for the year that has past.

After lunch, all gathered for a panel discussion on the theme Holiness. The panellists were Mr. Godana Gobena, Mr. Getachew Gelebo, and Mr. Temesgen Shiberu.  The each shared from different perspectives, ‘Holiness in light of the Old Testament’ by Mr. Godana, ‘Holiness as presented in the New Testament’ by Mr. Getachew, and ‘A contemporary view on Holiness’ by Mr. Temesgen.


As entertainment, students Melese and Ashagrie arrange a News broadcasting telling about all the big and small events of the year, presenting these as breaking news and daily reportages. It was much fun listening to these two students, and their performance made a great closing to an enjoyable day at TEC.  


Written by Ruth Eva Osmundsen

The TEC Mission Department has started registration for Summer Degree Program, which will begin June 19th, 2017 (Sene 10/2009). This week all you are interested are welcome to take the entrance exam. We will also start a new evening or weekend class for B.Th. for those who live in Hawassa and the surrounding area.  

Last school day for 12th graders

Written by Ruth Eva Osmundsen

Message to all students from the TEC High School and Preparatory School Director Mr. Tesfaye Teshite.

"Our grade 12 students attended on their last exam today; I personally thank all of you for staying with us. For the past four years / from 9th up to 12th/ we passed a lots of ups and downs in school life that all happen in order to shape you. All teaching staffs invest greatly on your overall growth, respect for all of them. At most the school emphasizes academic, behavioral and spiritual growth of all students, you are one of them. Thank you once again for your patience, love and respect.
Keep moving and grow maturely. God bless you and lead you forever."

Exam week at the Mission Department

Written by Ruth Eva Osmundsen

This week the students at our Mission Department (MD) are taking their exams after Block C. This means that there is only one block left of this school year. This means that the 4th year Degree students, 3rd years Diploma students and 2nd year Bible School students only have a few months left before graduation.

The first part of the second semester here at TEC has been a hectic time and much has happened in addition to normal classes. We therefore encourage you all to pray for the students this week as they are taking their exams.


As the students are trying their best to answer the questions the teachers at TEC-MD are taking turns monitoring the exams.  From left to right on the picture you see Mr. Temesgen Shiberu, Rev. Temelsen Thomas and Mr. Dagnaw Beyene.