Welcome to the Homepage of the Palmus of Ethiopia! suomeksi
Anna-Kaarina & Matti Palmu returned from their "last" overseas working trip from
Nepal in March, 2014. Since then they have lived more or less permanently in FINLAND.
Until the end of 2014 they were serving or visiting the supporting congregations in Finland.
As of January 1, 2015 they retired from FELM work. - You may retire from your job as an
employee, but you never retire from the life-long call as a Missionary!
- In October-November 2015 the Palmus served as retired volunteers in Nepal
supporting the “Nepal Family Ministry Project 2015-2019”. - March-April 2017 they visited
their son's missionary family in Japan. - January-February 2018 they served as volunteers in Hongkong.
April-May 2018 the Palmus served for the 6th time in Nepal.
Plans for Family Ministry
prepared by the Palmus:
Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY)
(Family Life Education Program, FLEP)
EECMY Family Ministry Information Leaflet:
Mrs. Anna-Kaarina and Rev. Matti Palmu, "The Palmus of Ethiopia", served as missionaries in the Ethiopian Evangelical (Lutheran) Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) 1974-1993, 2000-2009, returning to Finland after the 10th working period in May, 2009. Until 1993 they were in Ethiopia as a whole family; 3 out of 4 children were born in Ethiopia. 2000-2009 the Palmus continued in Ethiopia as an "old couple", without children. As of 2012 there are 8 grandchildren in the extended family.
On this Homepage you get information about the life and work of the Palmus - mainly in Finnish, thou. If you wish to have a look on the pictures of their monthly Prayer Letters since 2000, click here and choose the month from the column on the left.
2000-2009 the Palmus were developing the Family Life Education Program (FLEP) of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) in Ethiopia. As of 2010 their working area was enlarged to be international:
THE YEARS OF 2010-2014 THE PALMUS SERVED AS CONSULTANTS OF THE
FAMILY LIFE PROJECT IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES
As of the beginning of 2010 the Palmus proceeded to a new stage, working as Family Ministry Consultants in the new project of Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission (FELM), the Family Life Project 2010-2014. The target area of the project were the co-operating partners (churches, congregations, organizations or other partners) of FELM in various countries (shown as orange colour on the map above). The base of the Palmus was in Finland. - The training trips of the project were as follows:
(2010) 1. Ethiopia, 2. Russia, 3. Thailand, 4. Nepal, (2011) 5. Israel/Palestine, 6. Taiwan, 7. Cambodia,
8. Singapore, 9. Thailand, 10. Nepal, (2012) 11. Israel/Palestine, 12. Tanzania, 13. Ethiopia, 14. Cambodia,
(2013) 15. Nepal, 16. Cambodia, 17. Thailand, 18. Israel/Palestine, 19. Tanzania, and (2014) 20. Nepal.