Greetings Fellow Servants;
We thank you and we thank our God for all you do to make His work possible here in Tanzania, East Africa. We had a good week and pray the same for each of you.
Our brother Gary Fallis arrived safely this past week. He will be teaching at the ACSOP for the next two weeks. We are very grateful for the wisdom and vision of the Bear Valley team and for seeing the value of “teaching men in their own country, in their own language and in their own culture, that in turn, that may take the Truth of God’s Word to their own people and to the world.” The men Gary will be teaching this week are about half way through their Masters in Biblical Studies work. These good brothers have proven themselves academically and as effective evangelists. We are grateful for men like Gary who have advanced in their studies that in turn they might train others at this higher level of learning.
A great example as to what “faithfully trained evangelists” can do is seen in the life and work of our good brother Yusuph Mdaki, who is serving at Ushirombo, just south of Lake Victoria. I received a short note from him today saying; “Hello, six souls have obeyed this noon time here at the Ushirombo town congregation.” Is this not our purpose for being, to glorify our God through telling others of His great love and of the salvation that comes through Jesus Christ?
To highlight one of our greatest struggles here in Tanzania, yes, throughout all East Africa, can be seen in Yusuph’s annual report: “This year 30 souls have been added to the Kingdom of God. The congregation at Ushirombo town is increasing in number every Sunday, now averaging more than 80.” He goes on in his report to share what he calls; “The Big Challenges”. “The first challenge is a lack of preachers, we have a very big need for preachers. We now have eight new congregations and it is very difficult for me to minister to all these saints. The second challenge is places to worship. This year we planted two new congregations and restored two others. We need to help these souls, so satan will not get them back.”
My brothers and sisters, if you or anyone you know, would be interested in helping a faithful, biblically trained evangelist, that these congregation might have a minister, please let me know. If you know anyone who would like to help, providing rent, help purchase land, help in the building of a meeting house, please let me know.
“We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.” (John 9:4 - NASB). This was true of our Lord over two thousands years ago and is equally true for each of us today. Please help us, help them, help themselves.
Note: If the Lord wills, I will be criss-crossing the States sharing and reporting the Good News of God’s mission work here in Tanzania. Would you like to hear more about the Power of God’s Word in the lives of the good people of East Africa. Drop me a note (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give me a call after Feb. 4th (601-310-6170) and I will do my level best to make the time and set the date that we might meet, that you might know more of God’s mission work on this side of the world.
Please remember Sean and Anita in your prayers as they make the trip back to the States for medical treatment in the coming days.
Thank you for your prayers and support. God is being glorified daily and souls are hearing and obeying day by day. Until all have heard…
Cy, Stephanie and Granny