Greetings Fellow Workers:
The Heart of the Tanzanian People!
Today our Safari for Souls campaign ended (but not the work of the Lord) at Manyire. After a wonderful Bible class, worship, and sermon several responded to God’s invitation, one obeying God in obedience to the Gospel being baptized into Christ. Through the pre-campaign efforts, the efforts of the past week, ten souls have been added to the Church of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We are truly humbled by the sacrifice of our brothers and sisters from Elk City, Hooker, OK and TN. We thank God for the participation of all our Tanzanian Christian family for their planning, support and great leadership.
Today Dr. Smelser told Stephanie a story that exemplifies the true heart of the people we are privileged to live and work with. A man came up to the Smelser’s home and asked if they could baptize him into Christ that he might have salvation and be a part of the Body of Christ. After some discussion it was discovered he had walked eight hours to make this a reality. After his New Birth they gave him a ride back to the junction where he was able to get a ride home.
Yusuph Madaki, ACSOP graduate preaching for the Ushirombo congregation; reported three more souls obeying the Gospel.
We ended our day with the Gee family and our twenty-one short term co-workers over for a singing and short devotional lesson. It is such a joy to be a part of God’s family, having all in common and with the hope of Heaven. We close with thanksgiving in our hearts for all your support and prayers. We love and pray for you all often, knowing our God is able and that He continues to bless your efforts through His mission effort here in Tanzania. Thank you!
In Him, Cy, Stephnaie & Granny