My name is Haymanot Adamu. I was born and raised at a town called Shindi in Gojjam 427 kms north-west of Addis on September 27, 1973. I completed junior school in Shindi Elementary and Secondary school and then was promoted to Damot High School at Finote Selam 387 kms to north-west of Addis.
When I was in grade nine, a girl named Tsehay told me about Jesus. On November 7, 1987, I received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and started attending Discipleship class in Meserete Kristos Church. After a
month, I started preaching the gospel to my friends and my family. Then, I was baptized in 1989.
At that time, accepting Christianity was illegal because the Marxixt Derg Government was still in power. So, there was persecution in my area. Especially near the end of the Derg rule, persecution was increasing. Therefore, I left the area and went to Gondar where I started fellowship with members of the Meserete Kristos Church who were students at Gondar Medical College (today’s Gondar University). I preached the gospel there. On September 11, 1994, I became a fulltime minister in that Church in Gondar. The church grew.
In 1999, I joined Meserete Kristos College in the diploma program and graduated in 2001 and returned to minister in Gondar. Four years later I was given a chance to join MK College again in the degree level program and graduated in January, 2007.
After my graduation I returned to my local Meserete Kristos Church in Gondar and continued serving there till November 2012. I taught Biblical subjects in my local church and gave Biblical courses in other evangelical churches on the certificate and diploma levels. Since November 2012, I have been serving at the Meserete Kristos Head Office in the Prison Ministry, the Peace and Justice Office, and the Children’s Ministry Office. In my ministry in prison and peace offices, I facilitated biblical and peace trainings. Now I am serving as the Coordinator of Children’s Ministry in MKC. We have prepared holistic children’s Sunday School curriculum which is ready to be published. Moreover, I am facilitating Sunday School teachers training in the regional and local levels. May God bless MK College which built up my knowledge of the Bible and how to serve the Lord in the church and in society. I have benefited much from the College. I hope to study more in the future.