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- Published: Monday, 31 August 2015 15:16
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We started our journey to South Omo early in the morning of June 25, 2015. Our destination was a Bible translation station in Gisma, which is a Tsamai village in Woito Valley. After a full day’s journey, we reached Chano Mile, a small village just outside of Arba Minch. We took the time to stop by at the Chano Mile Congregation and discuss with the ministers the work of the Gospel. The next day after breakfast we continued our journey to Gisma, We had made an appointment to meet Mr. Filo, one of the translators, in a lodge just off the main high way in Birayle.
Mr. Filo Wado is a father of three and a local evangelist who works at the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) as the Tsamai language translator in Gisma. The Gospel of Jesus Christ was first introduced to the Tsamai people by the Ethiopian Kale Hiwot church. After sometime they sent one evangelist to a place called Alo. Even though he tried earnestly, he only had one convert. On top of this, the convert and the evangelist were soon chased out of town for converting and accepting Jesus Christ. Soon after, the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus in cooperation with the Norwegian Lutheran Mission came to the Tsamai area through Konso. The Gadawa who are people group living between the Konso and the Tsamai, speak similar language as the Tsamai and many evangelists from that area were sent to the Tsamai people.