In 1853 A.D., it was the vision of Pastor Louis Harms of the Hermannsburg Mission that the Oromos should hear the Gospel. Therefore he sent a group of missionaries towards Ethiopia in order to reach them. The way was blocked at that time and also a second trial failed. Only 75 years later, in 1928 A.D., the vision of Louis Harms found fulfillment: four men from Hermannsburg could start Gospel work in Ethiopia.
God used these missionaries and their successors to contribute to a movement which led to the Ethiopian Evangelical Church - Mekane Yesus. This book tells the story of their work up to the end of the Derg regime in 1991 and beyond. It is part of a History of the Hermannsburg Mission, prepared for its 150th anniversary in 1999.
Ernst Bauerochse, the author, draws from written sources in the Hermannsburg archives and his own experience as a missionary in Ethiopia from 1954 to 1974. After the death of his first wife Brunhilde in 1979, he married Martha Wassmann. They live in retirement in Hermannsburg (Germany).