Greetings Fellow Workers;
We hope and we pray all is well in your life and that this short message finds you blessed by the Lord in just the right ways. We are reminded daily as to the good fortune we have in that we are children of God and fellow workers with you in the greatest of all life's ventures.
The good news keeps getting better all the time. We will be blessed with the arrival of Buddy Fry, Steve Wiseman and his daughter Lexi. Both Steve and Buddy will be speaking at the Tanzania Leadership Conference (23rd-25th). Buddy will also be teaching a Short Course at the Andrew Connally School of Preaching.
Yesterday was a special day at the Arusha congregation. The ladies (25 in number) held a “Ladies Day,” inviting sisters from other congregations as well. They where treated by the men (15 in number), who cooked, served and cleaned, that the ladies might enjoy their day more fully. A truly great day of fellowship and yes, fun!
The Arusha congregation will also host the evangelists who will come from all over Tanzania (some from Uganda) for the leadership conference on Sunday the 25th as part of their “Friends Day”. We are expecting over 200 on this special day. Buddy Fry will preach the lesson, we will enjoy a fellowship meal together followed by a singing.
The good reports keep on coming our way from our Andrew Connally School of Preaching graduates. David Bayi reports a husband and wife obeyed the Gospel last week. Benard Elias reports a new church plant (Omoya Church of Christ). Eight souls obeyed the Truth of God’s Word on that great day. A total of 21 souls have been added to the Lord’s Body and one soul restored as a result of their recent evangelistic efforts.
Please remember Christopher Mwakabanje and Emanuel Peter in your prayers as they are in the middle of teaching two short courses at the Chimala school. What a joy it is to see the good men of Tanzania grow in Christ and busy about the work of God.
We have some busy times ahead of us over the next 90 days; visitors coming, seminars, our second year students (17 in number) will be graduating in November. December we will host the Future Preacher’s Training Camp, Tanzania Youth Seminar, and much more. Your prayers are needed and appreciated. Thank you all for all you mean to the work of God here in Tanzania.
Our hearts and our prayers go up on behalf of all who have suffered at the hand of evil as we remember the target events of 9/11 and all the lives affected by those fighting this evil. God be with us and may His name continue to be lifted high for all to see!
Cy, Stephanie & Granny