ይድረስ ለመምህር ዘመድኩን በቀለከራየን ወንዝ ማዶጀርመን
የመንፈስ ቅዱስ ልጄ መምህር ዘመድኩን በቀለ ሆይ ! አባታዊ ትእዛዜን ተቀብለህ በዚህ ፍጥነት ተግባራዊ በማድረግህ ኮርቼብሃለሁ። ለእናት ከልጇ በላይ ማንም የሚያስብላትና የሚራራላት ገመናዋንም የሚሸፍንላት እንደሌለም በቀዳሚው መልዕክቴ ገልጬልሃለሁ።
አሁንም ልጄ ሆይ! እኔ አባትህ ያለኝ መሣርያ ጾምና ጸሎት ነው። እናትህ ቅድስት ቤተ ክርስቲያንን ወደ ቀደመ ክብሯ ለመመለስ እኔ በጾምና በጸሎት አንተ ደግሞ በጸሎትህና ባለህ አቅም ሁሉና የቅድስት ቤተክርስቲያንን ልጆች በማስተባበር እናትህን ቅድስት ቤተ ክርስትያንን ሠርተህ እንድታስረክበኝ እንዳዝኩህ ይታወቃል። አሁንም መለው ዓለም በዚህ የበረከት ሥራ በቀላሉ ይሳተፍና ገንዘብ አግኝተን በአጭር ጊዜ ውስጥ የተቃጠሉና የወደሙብንን አብያተ ክርስቲያናት መልሰን ከበፊቱ በበለጠ ሁኔታ አሳምረን እንሠራ ዘንድ ከባልንጀራህ ከልጅ ቢኒ ጋር ተነጋግራችሁ ጎፈንድሚ ከፍታችሁ ትንቀሳቀሱልን ዘንድ አዛችኋአለሁ።
ከዚህም ሌላ ፈረንጆቹ Giving Tuesday ብለው በሚጠሩት ዕለት ዲሴምበር 3 ወይም በእኛ ህዳር 23 ቀንም በፌስ በኩል ለትርፍ ላልተቋቋመ ደርጅት ሰዎች እንዲለግሱ ከተደረገ ፌስቡክም ለጋሹ የሰጡትን ያህል ዶላር ለዚያው ድርጅት ስለሚሰጥ ይህንንም ዘዴ ተጥቅማችሁ ለልጅ ቢኒም ነግረኸው የምንፈልገውን ገንዘብ ትሰበስቡልን ዘንድ እኔ አባትህ ብፁዕ አቡነ መቃሪዮስ የምሥራቅ ሐረርጌና ሶማሌ ጅግጅጋ አህጉረ ስብከት ሊቀ ጳጳስና የቅዱስ ሲኖዶስ አባል በአባታዊ ትዕዛዝ አዝዤህአለሁ። አደራ ለልጅ ቢኒም ንገረው።
Following the political change in Ethiopia, extremists have been targeting the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. Across the country they have slaughtered priests, burned Churches and religious sites, and displaced thousands of Orthodox Christians. Some good Muslim brother and sisters have also been victims of these heinous crimes. In less than 2 weeks we were able to raise more than 200,000 dollars. the goal is to keep this blessing of giving until the day of Medhanialem, Saturday December 7th 2019. Even though many Churches have burned down especially in East Harerge, for now we are focusing on rebuilding three of the Churches that need immediate attention.
Here are list of places that were in danger just a month ago…
East and West Harerge current events…
By using the incident in Weldiya University as their leverage (advantage), extremists are again attacking Orthodox citizens and their Churches.
As of now, while reporting this event we know two Churches have been burned down. A killing spree on Orthodox citizens is escalating in various rural places and villages.
Especially in East Hararge, citizen’s lives are threatened and are passing each hour in fear due to the great threat of an attack anytime. As the attacks on Orthodox citizens and Churches are increasing and escalating as days and months pass, Action needs to be taken by the government before citizens completely loose hope on the rule of law; or if whether justice will be served soon.
Here are the list of places attacks already occurred, and places highly threatened for future violence
Attacks on November 12 2019 and November 13 2019
1) Kurfa Chele zone- two Churches burned
a. Wakjira Medhnialem Church --- Burned
b. Geldiya Saint Mary Church---- Burned
c. Around Harar Clergy office in Langay rural city Saint Raguel Church is being attacked by extremists.
2) Mesela zone; West Harege ( 29 Kilometers from the main road of Harar Addis Ababa)
a. Mesela Saint Giorgis Church--- attacks on faithful’s committed. One of the parishioners that was attacked named Erqe selam has passed away.
b. Three Christian homes have been burned down
c. Numerous people have been violently attacked and their homes robbed. ( exact number of people unknown)
d. 8 Christians are seriously injured and are in critical condition.
e. Rural villages in Mesela that are currently being attacked, robbed and or are in great danger…
i. Qeche Addis Alem Saint Michael Church
ii. Wegicha Saint Giorgis Church --- a faraway Church in the village
iii. Mole Saint Mary
iv. Qore Saint Gabriel
v. Goliya Medhanialem Church.
vi. Especially in Aba Chefay things are getting worse than the power the local police have.
3) Meta Wereda, East Harege
a. Christians in Weter are currently in exile and sheltering at Kidane Miheret Church but are still in serious threat.
4) Around Harar zone Archdioces in east hararge parishioners are sheltering in Saint Giorgis Church.
5) Qersa: Christian homes are being robbed, mob attacks committed.
a. Here in Qersa in Dermeshek Qebele numerous Christians have been detained and taken inside mosques. They are being forced to denounce their Christian faith and accept Islam. Currently the connection we had with these Christians are cut short. We are not aware of the conditions they currently are in.
b. Qeleta county Christians have left their homes fleeing to the jungles for their safety.
i. Children and elders that cannot stay for long hours without food or water, are amongst those that fled in the jungle. Immediate attention and help is needed.
We will now present the overall threats and signs of threat from East Hararge.
East Hararge zone has 21 districts. From these 21 districts, four of the counties have Christians living there but do not have Churches. These districts are Meyu, Qumbi, Aweday and Meedega. Chrsitians living in these counties go to the other 17 counties that have Churches to worship. The 17 counties at least have one Church but are far from the main roads. They are difficult to reach.
Currently Christians are living in constant fear and threat in the following districts…
2) Bedeno ( many Christians were massacred here before)
Gorgotu/ the place attacked in Oct 23 2019. By Karamera and Boroda
9) Goro Muti ( Many Christians were massacred here before)
10) Qersa/ currently being attacked
11) Haremeiya/ where the University resides.
15) Babile/ boarder of Oromia and Somalia
17) Chinaqsen/ Many Oromo and Somalian massacres occurred here in 2016
From these districts at this moment the following counties are being attacked
1) Kurfa Chele
2) Goro Gutu
The following are places Christians were severely attacked two weeks ago are most are still in critical condition. They are still vulnerable for more attacks. They are….
3) Melka Belo
Even though Babile, Gursum and Chinaqsen are in danger, in comparison to other counties things are better.