“So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and truth will make you free.” John 8:31,32.
Making the Arusha congregation a mature and fruitful one is a plan that is pleasing to God. Many souls were won a few years ago and we are fully into maturing the congregation. We are putting internal checks to ensure that the converted souls are given the needed love of God. The main focus is to make them true Disciples of Christ. All the teaching and church activities are intended to move people to love God, love others and serve others. We feel it is wrong to convert souls that we cannot care for. And therefore most of our activities now center on ensuring that the converted souls are intact. In other words, at present, our evangelical efforts are centered within. My efforts in visitation are increased and the church is doing great spiritually. The church confesses a total positive change and spiritual upliftment. To God is the glory, Amen.
End of the quarter
The second quarter has come to an end and our students are happy to go home and visit with their families. We are sure that the knowledge they have acquired from our instructors will be used for the glory of the Kingdom, as our school motto states “…entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2). The congregations that they serve are going to be encouraged and edified in many ways. While they were here, they have shown great courage and zeal to teach others. The results of our outreach program with the students this month was tremendous, many good Bible studies are still in progress and ten people have obeyed the gospel. There are many good reports such as members who are continually being restored, and others who have been coming to the school from congregations around the area as a result of this evangelism program.
In the month of May, this team was very busy to make sure that all literature that will be used during the campaign is in order. We were also able to produce an excellent booklet called “Back to the Bible”. It is a tool that has been made in a simplified way and so anyone can read and understand. While the students are gone, the faculty and members in the congregation around the area will have an opportunity to participate in the Safari for Souls campaigns. Many workers from the US will come to participate in this great event of reaching out to the lost souls. I can’t wait to participate in this great campaign. It is our prayer that God will use many of us to proclaim His mighty name during this time.
Dean of Students, Andrew Connally School of Preaching
A Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver extension school