WWW...not the World Wide Web but “What a Wonderful Week!” This past week was filled with daily Bible classes, discussion classes, singing classes, evening worship services, crafts, sports, meeting new friends, renewing old friendships, games, movie (“Ernest Goes to Camp”) and popcorn, lots of laughter, entertainment (guitar and singing and a short musical) and, best of all, SEVEN new souls won to Christ (4 young ladies and three young men)! The mother of one of the guys baptized was concerned about it, saying that he was baptized as a baby. Elly (Martin) now has a Bible study set up with her! Maybe the entire family will come to Christ. The third annual session of Tanzanian Christian Camp consisted of approximately 122 people (85 campers plus about 37 others who were counselors, cooks, translators and a few of their children). Many people benefited from this week themed “Closer to the Heart of God.”
The title of Mr. TCC was awarded to Anthony Mwakabanje. Happiness Elibariki was honored to be chosen as Miss TCC.
GROWTH is something that may be mentioned often, however, it is SO encouraging and uplifting to see the maturity of many of the youth from year to year. To see young men (who were nervous the year before when reading Scripture or leading a song) being more confident and knowledgeable when standing before others is a joy. One camper said he had been to TCC all three years and that next year would be his fourth (obviously, he is planning to return)! These campers will go back to their home congregations refreshed and renewed. The church in Tanzania is alive and well and the future looks bright! The entire TCC group from America and all the Tanzanians involved worked long, hard hours ( rising early and staying up late) to ensure a well-organized camp. To see everyone working in harmony and peaceful cooperation is such a blessing.
CONTINUING TO SERVE TODAY...John Rice taught the Men’s Bible class, Lauren Kelly taught the ladies, Kathryn Clark and Taylor Staggs taught the children, Burt Fuller preached and Todd Gee conducted the Lord’s Supper. With the exception of Todd and Lauren, the TCC group will fly out tonight to go back home and share with others about the work here. We are thrilled to have Todd and Lauren stay another two weeks! Besides conducting personal Bible studies, they will help us conduct a field day (games, etc) this Saturday for the children at Kisongo. We'll give you the details next week!
EIGHT IS GREAT! Our son, David, celebrated his birthday this month and wants to know when he will be old enough to attend TCC. We are thankful for the good health we enjoy and thankful for some recent rain. And most of all we are thankful for you, our supporters.
In Christ, The Gee's
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