In 2016/2017 school year, the Off-Campus evangelism activities of students alone brought the gospel to ears and hearts of eighteen thousand nine hundred twenty-four (18, 924) people. Among those who heard, one thousand six hundred twenty-nine (1,629) people repented of their sins and decided to follow Jesus as their savior and Lord of their lives. Putting other related positive outcomes of Off-Campus evangelism aside, only in quantitative speaking, the above result shows that short-term student mission work is hugely contributing to the growth of the Church of Jesus Christ in Ethiopia.
One hundred seventy-nine (179) student missionaries involved in 18 areas chosen mission sites. They sometimes go to same target areas again and again until they see changes in the target society. In some areas, they do a pioneering work; surveying and praying become the only thing they do. In this type of trip, the mission becomes laying the seed-bed for other mission work. Student missionaries courage is seen with their mission trip to unreached people groups that never tried by other people; in some places even by nearby churches. No place is a stronghold for student missionaries. Deep inside their hearts, the passion of taking the gospel torch to the unheard people outweighs the fear of death. They are not afraid of going to ‘Argoba’ people group. They travel to ‘Afar’, ‘Asayita’, ‘waghmra’ or ‘Shiraro’,‘Humara’, or ‘Kemise’;‘Silte’ or Jigjiga. For short-term Student-missionaries, their conviction is so strong that no places are far to be reached and hard to be penetrated. They sacrificially take the message of the sacrificed lamb everywhere, for the love of God compels them (2Cor.5:14).