Greetings Fellow Servants;
It is with great joy and gratitude I write this Short Report. We are indeed a very blessed people, the people of God. We thank each of you for your prayers, support and participation in God’s mission efforts in Tanzania. The good that has been done, is being done and yet to be done will be measured in souls saved and added by our Lord to His Church. It is by His mercy, grace and bountiful blessings that we are who we are, doing what we are doing.
I had a great opportunity to meet some new brothers and sisters at the Perry congregation in Perry, GA last Sunday. I thank Jay and Renee Galloway for making this possible, for their continued support and for their hospitality. If the Lord wills I will present the Tanzania 2000 mission effort at the Bethlehem congregation in Lebanon, TN this Sunday morning (thank you Brian Horner for making this possible), followed by a presentation at the Old Hickory congregation, Old Hickory, TN. It is a privilege to be part of such a great work and to have opportunity to share it with others of like minded faith.
“The Gift that Keeps on Giving” – We are thankful for all who make it possible for us to be in Tanzania, training faithful evangelist in their own country, in their own language, and in their own culture, that they in turn might take the saving message of the Gospel to their own people and to all the world (2 Timothy 2.2).
Along with the in-depth Bible training these men get, there is also a great need for a sound and adequate library for them to use in their training. Through the help of many, including our dear sister Ann Tomaszewski and her mother, our library is one of the best Theological libraries in all of East Africa.
We are trying to secure 12 copies of each volume of the “Truth for Today” commentaries, written only by faithful men of the Lord’s Church, to be used by our students and staff. We currently have 18 volumes, but we lack the last 10 that have been published. The cost of each commentary is $28.75. We hope to purchase 12 copies of each for the library; so, the cost of each set of 12 books is $345.
Can you help us with this project? Can you donate $28.75 to help purchase one book? Can you help by donating $345, purchasing a whole set? Our total need for these commentaries is $3,450. Can you help in anyway? This gift will be a gift that “Keeps on Giving” for generations to come. Thank you and may our God bless each of you in a very special way.
I will be on the road for the next three weeks here in the States, sharing the good news from Tanzania, East Africa. We have many opportunities for each of you to get involved. Each year we have what we call; “The Thanksgiving Challenge.” This is a way to share with you some of our needs in hopes you might be willing to help with “God’s desire to reach the world with His saving message.” I have attached a document that lays out some of these needs. We hope you read and prayerfully consider helping where you can.
We close with hearts of thanksgiving. Our hope and prayer is that God will meet your needs in a way only God Himself can and that your burdens are lifted in a magnificent way by He Who is Able.
Cy, Stephanie & Granny