Greetings Fellow Servants,
We praise God continually from whom all blessings flow. God's laborers continue to work the vineyards and fruit is being yielded.
Justin and Anna Maynard share this report about our growing farm project:
This month the farm has really grown. We extended our cow house to make room for new babies. We were able to get it finished just in time and it was ready the day our first calf, Ruby, was born. We should have two more calves due in the coming months. Personally, we added two goats (male and female) to our project. We raised dairy goats in the States and we want to see how successful they are here. We will add this element to what we teach the preaching students. If successful, dairy goats would be great for those needing to provide milk for themselves and their families but don’t have enough room or finances available for a cow. Also we have been in the process of adding 10 new beds to our already existing 20 small beds and 1 acre worth of double dig raised beds. Finally we are thankful that we were able to harvest beans this week. The short rains here have still not stopped. Many of our surrounding farms lost all they had to excess rain. The Lord blessed us with a good crop of beans that we were able to harvest right before the rains destroyed most of the bean crops in the Kisango area.
The Maynard’s have been doing a tremendous work with us and have been a Godsend during this chaotic time.
Gary Fallis is currently in Arusha teaching a short course at ACSOP. Anita Davidson will be coming soon to do some work also. Also my family and I (Daniel and Tiffany Gaines and children) will be returning to Tanzania on Monday. Please keep these travels and efforts in your prayers.
As you know, we've been requesting prayers on behalf of our brother, Cy Stafford. As of writing, he is still in very serious condition and fighting for his life. Please be relentless in your prayers on his behalf.
Your partnership in the work in Tanzania is very greatly appreciated. It is amazing what can be accomplished when God's people work together for His glory around the globe.
Till all have heard...
Daniel Gaines for Cy Stafford