Greetings Fellow Workers:
Happy New Year! We thank God for bringing us to this point in history. We thank you for bringing us to this point in God’s mission work here in Tanzania. We have so much to be thankful for and you are among the reasons for which we thank God. You, and our partnership, are involved in the most noble of all works, “seeking and saving the lost souls of this world.”
New beginnings, we are grateful. Today the Lord blessed His work with a new Church plant on the slopes of Mt. Meru. The Mt. Meru congregation has been in the workings for quite awhile. Thanks to the efforts of Cotton Box, Gene Davis, Dupree Galloway, David Bayi, Desdery Massawe, many of the students from the ACSOP, and others, who have put forth much effort in teaching God’s Word to the good people. There were several new Church plants here in Tanzania last year, to the glory of God and to the saving of many souls.
New beginnings, as we worshiped our God today at Arusha, I noticed two new converts (this year). One was the mother of our brother Akuti who is in her early 90’s. Another was the niece of Christopher who obeyed the Gospel during the Tanzania Christian Camp. She is 15 years of age. Truly the Gospel is for all! We know of close to 200 souls that have obeyed the Gospel this past year (2011) as a direct result of God’s mission efforts via the Tanzania 2000 missions! Thanks be to God!
If the Lord wills, we will have 38 preacher training students coming to learn God’s Word in February. We have sponsors for 16 so far. We (they) need your prayers and support. For $200 per month ($4,800 for the two year program) you can fully fund a student to go out and fill the many opportunities the Lord is blessing us with, new congregations being planted ever month. Can you help in part or in whole by supporting one (or more) students? Please do what you can to help us reach the souls of East Africa, a people hungering and thirsting after the righteousness of God.
May this year be the best year ever for you and your family. May this year present you with countless opportunities to reach the lost with the saving message of the Gospel. May this year be the year that you to do more than you have ever done for the Kingdom.
We close with hearts of gratitude for each of you. We close this report with a renewed zeal, vision and passion to be all we can be for the countless souls God will bring our way. God be with you all and may He bless you with a double portion of His love, mercy and grace.
Cy, Stephanie & Granny