What a joy it is to be a part of God’s family. We take great comfort in knowing we have family around the world with common goals, those willing to serve God faithfully as well as our fellow man. We thank each of you for the part you play in the saving of souls here in Tanzania and throughout East Africa.
I have just returned from a short three week trip to the States. The transition has taken place, with a few more details to still be worked out. The Tanzania 2000 mission effort is now sponsored by the Bear Valley church of Christ. We will work directly with the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver (under the oversight of the Bear Valley Elders). Denny Petrillo is the President of the school, Bob Turner the Director of the extension schools. I have known and worked with these men, and the Bear Valley staff, for a number of years. I am excited, to say the least, as to the bright future that lays ahead.
I am also mindful of the oversight of the Kensington Woods elders for the last 15 years, the good done and the positive future that is yet before us, because they cared enough to follow through with their commitment and vision to do God’s work around the world. Thank you Ken, thank you KW and thank God for bringing us this far.
We have now completed two of our three summer Safari for Souls campaigns. The first one being held at the newly planted congregation in the White Rose area of Arusha (planted through the efforts of the Hoover, AL campaigners during last years SFS efforts). So far, this effort has resulted in the conversion of 22 souls, and the follow-up work continues. Also, a permanent meeting house is about to be completed!
The second campaign effort was conducted at Ngurdoto, a new church plant through the efforts of our good brothers and sisters from Elk City, OK. It was during our SFS campaign last year at Maji ya Chai, that this church plant took place. Thus far 14 souls have been added to the Kingdom and the work continues.
We are now in the middle of our third campaign at Kwa Mrombo. This effort is being supported by several, led by John Hall (former TZ2000 missionary) and has already been blessed with four conversions. What a blessing it is to be a part of God’s work and seeing His power transform lives in a most powerful way.
Please remember the Gee family and the Hochdorf families as they continue on their furloughs. Please remember Sean’s mother Alice and our dear sister Soniea Galloway as they continue in their cancer recovery.
May God bless you with a week of serving others to His glory.
Cy, Stephanie, Granny & Parker