The Most Faith-Filled Women I’ve Ever Met

Meet Aragesh: One of the Most Faith-Filled Women I’ve Ever Met Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” This succinct definition of faith is right at the beginning of … Read More

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Abebe’s Story: Running with the Gospel

Abebe’s Story: Running with the Gospel Jesus is coming back! We of course don’t know when, but we know for sure that we are one day closer to his return than we were yesterday. The reality of this truth is … Read More

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Ethiopia | Looking Back and Looking Ahead #TBT

Ethiopia | Looking Back and Looking Ahead #TBT It has been over four years since I had the privilege of leading a team of pastors on a short-term mission trip to Ethiopia. A lot has changed over the last years, but by … Read More

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Sons & Daughters – No Longer an Orphan

Sons & Daughters – No Longer an Orphan Ephesians 1:5-6: “In love he predestined us for adoption as sons [and daughters] through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which … Read More

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5 Things I Learned About Jesus In Ethiopia

5 THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT JESUS IN ETHIOPIA #TBT2014 Recently, I met with all the Mars Hill Church Tacoma leaders and shared with them what I saw, experienced, and learned on my trip to Ethiopia. Here are five things from … Read More

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Mars Hill In Ethiopia: Video Recap

MARS HILL IN ETHIOPIA: VIDEO RECAP #TBT Pastor Sutton Turner shows us what the Lord is doing in Ethiopia, where he recently led a group of 11 church leaders to preach and encourage the church planters that you are supporting. … Read More

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Sponsor A Child

Sponsor A Child It is an honor to have the opportunity to support such a great organization, Compassion International. This video serves as a reminder of great need for your partnership with them all over the world, but specifically in Ethiopia. … Read More

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What’s next for Ethiopia, Jesus?

What’s next for Ethiopia, Jesus? Since the making of this video, I have been back to Ethiopia a few more times. The purpose for and the experiences during the trips vary, but the love I have for the people never … Read More

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Our Amazing God: Mesfin’s Story

Our Amazing God: Mesfin’s Story I’m not usually a crier but there are certainly times that the my heart is unmistakably touched and irresistibly moved. This video is one of those times. You will be introduced to Mesfin in this … Read More

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Persecution & Providence: Pray for Birhanu D.

Persecution & Providence: Pray for Birhanu D. I’m so excited to share this video with you all because it will mean that more of us are praying for Birhanu D., a faithful servant of the Lord in Ethiopia. He is … Read More

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We are Family

We are Family “Throwback Thursdays” are quickly becoming one of my favorite social media trends. It allows me the chance to sift through older videos and be reminded of all that God has taught me through through the years, specifically … Read More

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Meet Pastor Birhanu M.

Meet Pastor Birhanu M –Sutton Turner This is a series celebrating Jesus’ fruit-bearing through church planters in Ethiopia. In this series I will be featuring church planters in Ethiopia sent by New Covenant Foundation.

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Meet Pastor Tadesse K.

Meet Pastor Tadesse –Sutton Turner This is a series celebrating Jesus’ fruit-bearing through church planters in Ethiopia. In this series I will be featuring church planters in Ethiopia sent by New Covenant Foundation.

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Werku’s Prayer

Werku’s Prayer Jesus saved me on a trip to Africa in 2005, and since then I have had the opportunity to visit the continent a dozen times. Early on in my travels, I was privileged to meet Werku Golle from … Read More

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You Will Be My Witnesses by Dr. Eyasu

(Pictured above) The first to receive Dr. Eyasu’s book were the members of the Executive Committee of the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church (EKHC), representing over 8,000 churches and 8 million people. You Will Be My Witnesses Well, it’s now August. … Read More

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Meet Pastor Fulaa

Meet Pastor Fulaa –Sutton Turner This is a series celebrating Jesus’ fruit-bearing through church planters in Ethiopia. In this series I will be featuring church planters in Ethiopia sent by New Covenant Foundation.

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Meet Pastor Gezahegn

Meet Pastor Gezahegn –Sutton Turner This is a series celebrating Jesus’ fruit-bearing through church planters in Ethiopia. In this series I will be featuring church planters in Ethiopia sent by New Covenant Foundation.

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Meet Pastor Belay M.

Meet Pastor Belay M. –Sutton Turner This is a series celebrating Jesus’ fruit-bearing through church planters in Ethiopia. In this series I will be featuring church planters in Ethiopia sent by New Covenant Foundation.

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Pastor Edae’s Church UPDATE

Pastor Edae’s Church UPDATE For the past ten days, I have been desperately trying to spread the word about a critical need in Ethiopia. New Covenant Foundation was raising almost $10K to save a church family’s new home from being … Read More

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Meet Pastor Belay from Ethiopia

Meet Pastor Belay from Ethiopia Meet Pastor Belay Mengesha. He and his family serve a local church in a very difficult region of Ethiopia close to the border of Sudan. During the last few years, many refugees have fled to … Read More

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Critical Need: Church Planting in Ethiopia – You Can Help!

Critical Need: Church Planting in Ethiopia – You Can Help! If you have followed my ministry in even the slightest way, you know that the Lord has given me a deep heart for Ethiopia. In the interest of keeping this … Read More

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Compassion, Changing Lives

Compassion, Changing Lives Meet Zewdu. He is a powerful testimony of the incredible, life-changing work of Compassion International. Compassion International was founded in 1952 to meet the needs of children orphaned during the Korean War. Today Compassion serves more than … Read More

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The Other Mothers, Happy Mother’s Day

The Other Mothers, Happy Mother’s Day I’ve read blog after blog this week anticipating Mother’s Day. Blogs about guilt and pride, and some about the origin of Mother’s Day. Blogs for women who can’t have children, and others for children … Read More

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Mars Hill Global – My Heart, My Mistakes, and My Critics

Mars Hill Global – My Heart, My Mistakes, and My Critics For almost a year now, significant tumult, emotion, and discussion has surrounded Mars Hill Global. Now that some time has passed since Mars Hill Church’s closure, I wanted to … Read More

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The Vision of Mars Hill Global #TBT

The Vision of Mars Hill Global #TBT My very first video from Ethiopia was run 21 straight weeks in front of the podcast from December 2012 to May 2013. In this video I say: “Howdy, Mars Hill Church and the … Read More

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“Unadoptable Children” Orphanage

“Unadoptable Children” Orphanage In 2009, I had the privilege to go to Ethiopia for a long weekend while working in Abu Dhabi. It was quite an experience to get on a 5-hour flight and go from the second wealthiest country … Read More

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Why I Love Ethiopia

Why I Love Ethiopia “Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life.” Acts 5:20 My first trip to Africa was back in 2005. I had previously been pretty antagonistic toward Christianity … Read More

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Sutton’s Testimony

Sutton’s Testimony This video was produced in 2012 and tells the story of God’s grace in my life: from salvation to service. Many of you don’t know my story of how God saved me so I wanted to post it. It … Read More

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