The Warren Family
Serving with Mission to the World in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (with Ethiopia ACT)
Andy and Bev Warren began their missionary service with Mission to the World in 1982 and have ministered in Kenya, Hungary and Ethiopia. They have four adult children, Hannah, Cooper, Asher and Christopher and eight grandchildren. Since 1996 Andy and Bev have served in Ethiopia where Andy leads MTW’s mercy ministry team. In 2002, through a partnership with SIM Ethiopia, they started Ethiopia ACT. The team works with the poorest residents of Addis Ababa, caring for their medical needs, making sure their children are fed and sent to school, planting churches and discipling believers in the community. Our vision is to reduce the impact of poverty and disease on the most vulnerable people of Addis Ababa, to plant gospel-centered churches and to see communities transformed. Over the last 20 years the project has served more than 2,200 families in five slum communities and planted two churches. Bev’s is a member of Mission to the World’s Field Leadership team and MTW’s policy council. Her primary focus is helping MTW utilize the gifts and talents of women missionaries. Andy and Bev also serve as MTW’s missionary care representatives for Ethiopia.
1. Praise that the recent government evaluation of Ethiopia ACT was very favorable and the only criticism was that they were not well known and need to let others hear about what they do and provide an example for effectively caring for the very sick and very poor. They said, "Stop hiding your candle under a pot!"
2. Praise for the 1,166 individuals that received healthcare support from ACT, for the 566 students enrolled in school and the 92 that graduated from university or vocation school.
3. Praise for the first medical team since January 2020 (when CRPC sent a team). Praise also that the Warren’s daughter Hannah went as a physician and is sharing in their ministry.
4. Pray for peace in the country and wise leadership for Prime Minister Dr. Abiy.
5. Pray for the economy (suffered due to ongoing civil war and pandemic) affecting the ACT beneficiaries. Pray that the ACT staff would know how best to address their needs.
6. Pray for the local ACT staff (Teddy, Gizaw) as well as the nurses and patient advocates who follow through with the beneficiaries. Pray for opportunities for them to share Christ as they go into homes.
7. Pray for the health, social and spiritual well-being of the beneficiaries that they would be able to move toward being self-supporting and grounded in the gospel