Greetings Fellow Servants:
We pray this report finds you all living life to its fullest, knowing too whom you belong and where you are heading. We are good on this side of the world, thankful for answered prayers on behalf of the Gee family who were blessed with safe travels and are now in the States. Also, we thank God for Anita’s safe return. It is indeed an amazing blessing to know we can go to our Heavenly Father in prayer, knowing He hears, cares and always answers in the absolute best way.
As we continue working hand in hand with each of you, we are reminded of this one thing, our labors are not in vain, our labors in the Lord that is (1 Corinthians 15:58). Here is but one example: “Hello brother, habari. Amos Kinasa (graduate of the Andrew Connally School of Preaching) had several classes since April in the village of Katoro. Seven souls have obeyed today and have become new creatures in Christ. We are planning to join with them, coming together here at Ushirombo as one congregation. Also, we have also finished preparing all blocks for the new church building. I will send short report next week. Your brother and fellow servant, Yusuph Mdaki.”
This week begins our Safari for Souls activities. We will conduct house to house evangelism in the White Rose area of Arusha and Ngurdoto (near Usa River). Our first guests arrive this week (John Galloway, Jennifer Smith (John and Patricia’s daughter) and her two daughters. They will be the “first-team” to be followed by over 60 others continuing through the end of July.
Jennifer, Stephanie and Anita will be hosting a ladies day at Monduli next Saturday. Jennifer will also be teaching the ladies Bible class at Kisongo next Sunday, while the girls are teaching the children’s class. They will also be conducting one on one Bible studies throughout the week. John will be teaching “Christian Doctrine and Ethics” at the ACSOP, as well as teaching Bible class at Kisongo and Kwa Mrombo.
The Tanzania 2000 mission team is blessed in so many ways. Our short term workers bring much joy and excitement to our team and to the Lord’s work here in TZ. Our Short Course teachers like Chuck Ramseur (the amazing son-in-law of Bob Turner) will come next week to teach “The New Testament Church.” What a privilege it is to work with men and women that are committed to the cause of Christ in such a powerful way.
To God be the glory, great things he continues to do. Please pray for the campaigners and evangelistic efforts coming our way over the next 90 days. Pray that our God might open doors of opportunity that we might teach the saving message of our Lord. Pray for the safety of each worker. Please pray that God has His way and that His Church in Tanzania and throughout the world might grow.
We close with a thank you! A thank you to everyone who is making this work possible. May our God bless your lives in a special way. May His peace be upon you as you strive to do His will, serving Him and our fellow man.
Cy, Stephanie and Granny