HISTORY 2003 - 2022
A Tribute to Tafesse Kidane
“Your WORD is a Lamp to my feet
and a Light to my path.”
Total Distribution: over 16,000 Bibles
Thank you to all who have supported this ministry
over the years! God bless you all!
Immanuel God With Us is incorporated by Tafesse Kidane in the State of Arizona.
A support group includes friends Alice Williams, Dorothy Hanson, Kebede Kumsa, Daniel Cona, and Kevan Delaney.
Immanuel God With Us Prayer Gatherings and TV programs.
Immanuel God With Us first board meeting on Sept 30, 2004.
Tafesse Kidane, Carol Petersen and
Pastors Tammy Barba and Sanghoon Yoo present.
Immanuel God With Us name changed to
Immanuel AMEN (All Multi-Ethnic Nations)
First Immanuel AMEN Prayer Gathering Oct 21 at
Metro CitiChurch, Tempe.
Project Salem Bible Distribution Fund-raiser December 11
at Ethiopian Church in Phoenix.
First Bible Distribution led by Tafesse Kidane,
followed by 5 Bible Distribution trips through 2013.
Tafesse Kidane Bible Distribution Yabelo
Tafesse Kidane Bible Distribution; meeting with Ato Yilma,
Ethiopian Bible Society
Tafesse Kidane Bible Distribution; youtube testimonies
The GreenStone Dream, April 2010, as told by Tafesse Kidane.
Name changed to GreenStone Ministry
First Memorial Day Picnic Fund-Raiser
Tafesse Kidane first GreenStone Ministry Bible Distribution;
Bahir Dar and Monastery; very sick on return
GreenStone Printing LLC is established.
Addis Kidane is added to GreenStone Ministry Board of Directors and Pastor Sanghoon Yoo resigns
Final Tafesse Kidane Bible Distribution with
Kevan Delaney and Pastor Gideon
Death of Tafesse Kidane on November 14
On June 1, Immanuel AMEN is dissolved and all assets, including GreenStone Printing LLC, are transferred to GreenStone Ministry.
In May, GreenStone Ministry becomes 501(c)(3)
GreenStone Ministry Board of Directors is formed:
Addis Kidane, Abeba Gola, Carol Petersen,
Pastor Tammy Barba and Kevan Delaney.
GreenStone Ministry Bible Distribution is led by a team of 12 Ethiopians and Americans including Addis Kidane, Kevan Delaney, Rick Widner, Carol Petersen, Abeba Gola, Tigist Telaye, Dorothy Hanson, Girma Odda, Bisrat Delelegn,
Frey (van driver) and 2 translators.
Abeba, Addis and Carol meet with Ato Yilma Getahun, Director of the Ethiopian Bible Society.
Copyright permission to print Bibles is denied.
GreenStone Ministry mission continues:
Short Term Bible Distribution to rural remote areas.
Long Term print-on-demand commercial quality digital printer
to sustain future Bible distribution.
Connections made with RISO Arizona, RISO Africa and RISO Ethiopia. It will primarily print children’s literature.
Bible Distritubion led by Abeba Gola with Girma, Aster, Degafe, Engineer, Aschenky, and Frey
Bible Distribution led by Abeba Gola with Rick and Gail Widner,
Abraham, Girma, Worku and Frey
Bible Distribution led by Abeba Gola wiith Ayelew, Tigist and Frey
First Bible Distribution led by local leadership,
Pastor Gideon, Ayelew and Frey
“ONESIMUS Print and Book Shop” (OPBS) Project Proposal is announced. The shop will be located in Addis Ababa and will include the GreenStone Print-on-Demand commercial quality digital printer, Tafu Book Shop and Tafu Library.
2021 - 2022
Bible Distribution continues led by a team of Ethiopians.
The Ethiopian Bible is the oldest, most complete and original Bible on earth. Written on goat skin in the early Ethiopian language of Ga’ez, it is also the world’s first illustrated Christian Bible.