South Central Conference has been in conversation with Omot and Hannah Aganya about a church planting assignment in Kansas City beginning in July, 2016. Omot and Hannah came to the United States as refugees more than 20 years ago. They were associated with the Mennonite related church in Ethiopia. After coming here, Omot had a chance to attend an Assembly of God related college. After graduation, he and Hannah were recruited by the Assembly of God as church planters. Together they successfully planted two churches for the Assemblies and later also served in Ethiopia as missionaries with the Assembly. After Omot received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Bethel Seminary in Minneapolis, they decided to attend Emmanual Mennonite Church and applied for a pastoral assignment with the Mennonites. The Aganyas will be working with immigrant people but Omot’s vision is to form a multiethnic congregation. We are hoping that Omot and Hannah and their children will be able to attend our annual conference June 10-12 at Whitestone Mennonite Church. Omot has formed a prayer group in Minneapolis to pray for this effort. We would also like to form a prayer group in South Central Conference to support this work. If you are interested in being part of this prayer group, please contact James Wenger at email@example.com.