2.6 Ethiopia – Lutheranism, Onesimus Nesib

Today the Lutheran Church in Ethiopia is the largest Lutheran Church body in the World.  That is thanks to the service of Onesimus Nesib, and many other faithful missionaries like him.  Onesimus was born in 1856 in a remote part of Ethiopia.  At 4 years old he was captured and enslaved.  He was then bought, sold, escaped and recaptured multiple times.  After being freed by a Swedish missionary, Onesimus would become a Christian at 16 years old.  For the rest of his life he would work to return to his home region of Ethiopia to bring the Gospel to his homeland.