A group from Hesston Mennonite Church traveled to Kansas City, MO on Saturday, May 19 to help do some repairs on the Eden Life Church facility. Some of the group organized by that congregation’s Missions Committee stayed over for Sunday morning and attended the first of three services that Eden Life Church has each week. That first service was in English and Amharic and started around 10 AM. There were 17 in attendance including 5 persons from Hesston Mennonite. The second service started at approximately 2 PM and it was entirely in English and focused on persons who are second generation immigrants and other English speakers with about 11 people in attendance. The third service started at 4 pm and was entirely in the Anuak language which is Pastor Omot Aganya and his wife, Hanna’s tribal language. There were about 40 people there including children. Pastor Omot has been disappointed that the Amharic service has not grown as much as he had hoped, but he is encouraged with the potential of the English service and the Anuak language service.
The group from Hesston replaced a broken garbage disposal and remodeled and painted a kitchen cupboard. They replaced many incandescent bulbs with LED lights in the basement, repaired a toilet, and installed a sign on the side of the church building. People from Eden Life Church were also there and removed weeds and other debris from the parking lot and worked on other projects. There was a lot of good fellowship and everyone shared a meal together in the evening.
Omot Aganya- church planter and Pastor