Ermias and Mulunesh Choliye
Serving in Africa East on Global Deployment | Africa
Ermias and Mulu have served God in their country Ethiopia since they were teenagers. They have worked in the Ministry of Education in the city government of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ermias taught Physics in secondary school and Mulu was a teacher in one of the Addis Ababa primary schools. They joined the Church of the Nazarene in 1998.
After God¹s call to pastoral leadership, Ermias joined Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, Kenya for ministry preparation and finished his Bachelor degree of Theology in May 2004. After this accomplishment, Ermias become an assistant District Superintendent for two districts (Ethiopia Central and South Central District). After his ordination in October 2004, he became one of the first national District Superintendents in Ethiopia. Ermias was assigned to serve God as a local missionary in the Horn of Africa field.
Through his leadership and service God has done mighty things in Ethiopia districts. The church planting movements, pastoral training program, personal evangelism, Jesus Film show and the expansion of the
Kingdom of God have exponentially increased the Church of the Nazarene in different people groups in Ethiopia. He preaches scriptural holiness and the salvation Gospel of Jesus Christ in the local churches, and teaches personal evangelism in the districts, zones, Maheber conferences and local churches. Ermias also teaches in the CLI, Creative Leadership Institute classes and in districts extension pastoral training programs.
In October 2006 Ermias was assigned to serve God in the Church of the Nazarene as a mission coordinator for Ethiopia and since July 2008 is serving God as Horn of Africa Field Strategy Coordinator.
Ermias, Mulu and the family are serving God in the Horn of Africa 6 countries based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, preaching and teaching scriptural holiness and traveling to many places to develop servant leaders, and facilitating the Church Planting Movements in every people group of the Horn.
Ermias and Mulu are also serving God with their 3 children as the pastoral family in the Ethiopia Central district, Addis Ababa, Kebena Nazarene Church. They have three teenage boys, Nathanael, Estifanos & Abeselom.
Going Where the Church is Not Yet
Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.