I returned to the Chimala Mission after a three-week stint in the States conducting gospel meetings and raising money for the Chimala Bible Institute. One of the main focuses of CBI is evangelism.
The students visited Sumbawanga and baptized a total of ten people. In Ilemi, three people were baptized. Two people were baptized in Welu and one person in Mbuyuni. A total of eighteen people were baptized.
Every weekend, a group of students goes out to a different village with an established congregation for the purpose of evangelism. The students go from house to house encouraging people to come to the Saturday night gospel meeting. They also hold Bible studies and invite the villagers to the Sunday morning worship service.
In January, the students visited Sumbawanga and baptized a total of ten people. In Ilemi, three people were baptized. Two people were baptized in Welu and one person in Mbuyuni. A total of eighteen people were baptized.
In February, three people were baptized in Vwawa and three people in Matebete. One person was baptized in Uzinje and five more people were baptized in Sumbawanga. A total of fourteen people were baptized.
These efforts resulted in a combined total of 32 baptisms within two months. It is evident the student's work in evangelism and their application of their studies at Chimala Bible Institute is very fruitful.
CBI is currently conducting its two-week short courses. This week, Brent is teaching John while I teach Christian Ethics. Next week, Brent will teach Christian Evidences and I will teach I, II Timothy and Titus. The students are thoroughly enjoying these classes and look forward to the new quarter beginning March 14th.
A typical Wednesday evening is likewise evangelistic. I went out on March 2nd to the Chosi A congregation with the short-course teacher, Brent Smith, Rebecca Benson, the CBI Librarian, and Atupikisye Mwakyasima, a woman student at CBI. Lai, a CBI instructor, preached a sermon on the oneness of baptism, while Rebecca and Atupikisye taught the children. Fifteen children were present and eager to listen. Atupikisye masterfully taught the creation account in Genesis 1, thoroughly engaging the young children in her lesson. It was her first time teaching a chidren's class.
Continue to remember us in your prayers as we train the preachers and teachers of the next generation in Tanzania and Malawi.
Garry L. Hill
Chimala Bible Institute