Ethiopian New Life Ministries (ENLM) – Go into the entire world and preach the gospel to all creation. Mark 16:15

Planting a Church

The Prayer Group

  • 15 people meeting 3 nights per week
  • Praying 6 months before New Life involvement
  • Interview Dick Ivance, Missions Pastor
  • Meet at Uncle’s business
  • Zeal and love for God as they pray
  • Ready to witness

Prayer meeting


The Refugee Network

  • 1974-1991  Ethiopia under Communist Control
  1.        – cracked down on religion
  2.        – fear of being forced into soldiers
  3.        – want better jobs
  4.        – get to America, Canada, Australia
  • Many become pastors and leaders
  • 7-10 strong leaders from this refuge network to help Teshome

The Refugee Network


The board members of Ethiopian New Life Ministries

All are members of New Life Church in Woodbury, MN

The Board Members of ENLM

Dave Meir, Teshome, Dick Ivance, Joy Ivance, Dave Seehusen


A trip to Ethiopia for ten days

  • Gathering information
  • Securing resources
  • Visiting churches
  • Finding a building

Visiting with an Ethiopian family   Dave Seehusen Ethiopia 006   Teshome preaching at a church  


The planting of a church


Opening in January 2016

To God be the Glory!