It is always encouraging to see children of Diaspora Ethiopians return to investigate their roots. Even more so when the subject of the investigation is the church. Goshen College senior Lydie Assefa should be congratulated for choosing to study the history of Meserete Kristos Church in the context of the predominant Orthodox faith and culture.
Two suggestions for Lydie: First, you need to brush-up your local language proficiency. Second, don't forget to refer to a recent dissertation, "Growing through the Storms: The History of the Evangelical Movement in Ethiopia" by Tibebe Eshete. Godspeed.