Greetings Fellow Servants:
We thank our God for all the good He is doing through you and the entire Tanzania 2000 mission team. We hope and we pray this note finds you well, blessed and busy about the work of the Church. We are about to get settled in. Granny is fighting bronchitis, so please keep her in your prayers.
Almost on a daily basis we receive good news from various evangelist and congregations. Here are but a few:
William Rodrick, a graduate of the Andrew Connally School of Preaching, serving the Maji ya Chai congregation reports: “The Ngurdoto congregation (planted last year with the help of the Second and Adams congregation, Elk City, OK during the Safari for Souls campaign) is doing well, attendance is normal, Bible studies continue and one soul was added to the Kingdom. Thank you for your kindness, loving hearts, thank you all.”
Timothy Mbakiza, also a graduate of the ACSOP, serving the Bukoba congregation writes: “I have preached beyond Bukoba and now there are believers in Christ in a different district. We need to visit Misenyi district and Karagwe because the Church is still young.” [These are two new church plants - cws].
Gasper Julius, another graduate of the ACSOP and evangelist for the Mto wa Mbu congregation writes: “The good news is that Mungere congregation has started to cut trees for temporary building, so soon they will be worshiping in their own building. The man who took our sister to court because she refused to be in a polygamist relationship, apologized and said he will come to the church and repent because he is sorry and does not want to bring shame upon the Church.”
Christopher Mwakabanje, co-director of the ACSOP reported today at the area wide evangelistic meeting that the average attendance at the new Church plat in the White Rose are of Arusha had an average attendance of 8 adults with one soul being added to the Church in April.
David Bayi, graduate of the ACSOP, evangelist for the Kioga congregation, wrote just today; “Hello brother Cy, how are you and how was your worship. We have good news this day, we have a new brother in Christ, Yusuph. He put Christ on in baptism and is now in the light. Thanks and stay blessed.”
The desired results of the Andrew Connally School of Preaching is having its desired affect on the good people of East Africa. The work of God in Tanzania is in the hands of capable and hard working men and women. The growth of the Church in Tanzania is evident and for this we say thank you God, thank you supporters and thank you our dear brothers and sisters in Christ who work and live in this country of Tanzania. Thank you Kensington Woods. Thank you Bear Valley!
Cy, Stephanie and Granny