East Africa is Growing!

Greetings Fellow Workers,

We hope and we pray this note finds you on the right side of life, blessed by the Lord in all the right ways and that prayers are being answered in your lives. We have so much to be thankful for, so many people to be thankful for, so may blessings we simply say thank you and thank God for each of you. 

God is blessing His work here in East Africa in so many ways. As most of you know, I will be leaving for the States (if God wills) tomorrow night (Tue.). After more than a month of separation from the love of my life, I can hardly stand the wait! It will be a challenge to keep this Short Report within our intended "one page", do to so many good things going on, but we will do our level best. 

Our good brother Thomas (a graduate of the ABS) is now in the process of planting a new congregation in the village of Longido, just before you get to the Kenya border. David Bayi taught him the Gospel in 2005. His wife was taught the Truth by Mike Reese while here teaching in the ACSOP. Please remember him (them) in your prayers, that God will grant them success in this endeavor. 

Received a report from our brother Innocent (evangelist for the Monduli cong. and graduate of the ACSOP) informing us that Dr. Emanuel obeyed the Gospel. Innocent also serves as chaplain for the Tanzania Christian Clinic, operated by Danny and Nancy Smelser (Stephanie also volunteers there two days a week).  Danny, Nancy and Innocent have studied with Emanuel for several months, now God has given the increase. 

Another of our graduates, Charles Ogutu reported two souls being added to the Kingdom this past week. Charles is serving in the western part of Kenya. 

Isaac Kusupa (graduate of the ABS) spent one week helping the congregation in Mwanza. Due to the generosity of a Christian couple in AL, the funds were made available making the evangelistic trip possible. Two souls were added to the Church as a result of this effort! Praise be to God!

David Bayi reported another soul giving her life to the Lord at Kioga! 

A husband and wife, Lembris & Rosemary obeyed the Gospel this past week at Kisongo. Thank you Jimmy Gee for taking the time to study with this family, now we have a new brother and sister in Christ. 

As mentioned last week, we had 39 young boys hosted here at Kisongo for the forth ann. "Future Preacher's Training Camp". The good being done through this camp is almost unbelievable. Two young men gave their life to God through obedience to the Gospel. Our sister in Christ Harriett's son, Ishmael (age 16) and the nephew of Charles Heberth (graduated of the ACSOP and head of our translation team), Boniface (also age 16).

And the good news just keeps on coming! Due to the grace of our God, the answer to many prayers, Stephanie's mother, Exel, was discharged on Fri. after  a month in the hospital. One her way home she was baptized into Christ and is now, not only my mother-in-law, but my "sister in Christ". To God be the glory, GREAT things He is doing. 

Note: Stephanie and I will be in the States from the middle of Dec. through the middle of Feb. We are available to come and report on the good work taking place her in TZ. If your congregation would life an update, please drop us a note or give us a call that we might set an appointment.My contact phone number wile in the States is: 601.310.6170 

Note: Please remove our old e-mail address: stafford@bol.co.tz and replace it with our new one: tz2000team@gmail.com

May our God be with you, bless you and use you up in His service. Stephanie and I wish each of you a very happy and healthy holiday season and we pray God blesses you with a better 2011 than you had in 2010! 

In Him,

Cy & Stephanie 

Posted on December 13, 2010 .