Greetings Fellow Workers:
We hope this note finds you well, blessed by the Lord in all the right ways. We thank you for your prayers and support. God is answering in a mighty way. Souls are being saved, congregations are being started and the Lord’s Church in Tanzania is maturing more and more. With your continued prayer support we believe we will have a strong end to what was begun in 1998.
Today was a wonderful day in worship to our God. David Kabala preached a master piece on Heaven. We had 14 responses, three asking for repentance for sin in their lives. What a joy it is to see the true power of God’s Word when preached to a people with good and honest hearts. We thank God for His mercy, love and grace. We thank God for the knowledge and hope of Heaven. We long for the day we can be with Him and all the Saints.
Recently we had a visit from Bob Turner, the Director of the Bear Valley Bible Institute Extension program. He was with us for several days discussing the over all BV program and our work here in Tanzania. We discussed the future and what God is doing through this wonderful program. BV is currently working with fourteen schools throughout the world, with a good many being here on the African continent. The concept behind their program, that we too agree and have implemented via the Andrew Connally School of Preaching, is training faithful men in their own country to carry the Gospel to their own people. The program is Biblical, right, and is working.
This quarter I am teaching Evangelism 101. As part of the class work, the students are required to plan and execute a new Church plant. They began going to the field working with two of our previous graduates, David Bayi and Desdery Massawe. They are evangelizing an area between the Arusha Bible School and the Kioga congregation. After two weeks of efforts the Lord has blessed His Kingdom with a new soul. Her name is Christina. The amazing part of this is we have men we have trained in the past, teaching others! It’s working and the Kingdom is growing, indigenously!
Great News: through the generosity of many we have $20,950 for the generator needed for the Andrew Connally School of Preaching. We now only lack $2,050. We thank you all and we thank God for His blessings making His work here go so well.
Please remember Cotton Box and Gene Davis as they make their way to TZ from AL. Also Anita Davidson from CO who will also be here on the 1st. We thank God for all His co-workers.
In Him, Cy, Stephanie & Granny