ELCA personnel were present at the Jan. 18 worship service in Addis Ababa, marking the 50th anniversary of the EECMY. They are, from left, Gaylord Thomas, ELCA Global Mission, The Rev. John Halvorson, and the Rev. Loren Bliese, who served as a missionary to Ethiopia 44 years before retiring. Bliese is now a part-time volunteer missionary to Ethiopia.