Greetings Fellow Servants;
We pray our God is working in your personal and collective lives both in and out of the church. We thank you for your prayers. He is answering in a most powerful way here in East Africa.
What a joy it is to see the hand of God working through His dedicated and faithful workers. August is proving to be a very busy time for the Gospel in East Africa. Our brother Isaac Kusupa (one of our graduates) along with others conducted a Gospel campaign in Mwanza two weeks ago. The churches of East Africa gathered together in central Kenya for the annual East Africa Gospel Meeting. Through these efforts, God was glorified, the Gospel preached and God has given the increase with several obeying the Truth of His Word.
When I think of the servant Paul, the good God was able to do through him in the first century, I stand in awe of God’s power to transform lives to the furtherance of the Gospel. I could not help but think of Paul, his life and his work in the Kingdom, when I met with our dear brother Yusuph Mdaki this week.
He reports: “The works of God continue to grow in number and spiritually. The Ushirombo congregation along with eight others are doing well, blessed by our Lord. We thank the Lord for four new congregations that have begun this year at; Katoro, Nyamigota, Mganza and Nsumve. In total 14 souls have obeyed the Gospel.
Our biggest challenge is two fold; 1) our brothers and sisters are in desperate need of a place to meet, learn God’s Word and to worship Him in Truth and in Spirit. Because these locations are not in big cities, they could have a proper place of worship for as little 15,000/- ($10) per month. 2) Our second biggest challenge is trained evangelist to work with these new babies in Christ.
We have two who will graduate this year, this will be a big help for me who am working with 12 congregations personally. We also have four men willing and able to join the Andrew Connally School of Preaching if the sponsorship is there for them to do so. Our dear brother Amos is doing a great work at Lulembela. They now have 45 believers worshiping in the very young church of our Lord. We thank you at the ACSOP for his training and for the man of God he is becoming. The congregation has made and burnt all the bricks they need for a proper worship hall, now they need help with a roof, please help this brother and the Lord’s church. God May Bless All In Christ, Yusuph.”
Being part of God’s family is such a blessing. Can we help these brothers and sisters be the family of God they desire to be? Please prayerfully consider there “Selfless” request.
Good News; I now have enough promised for my travel expenses needed in October to get me to Ethiopia! :) I realize there are many financial challenges facing many in the Church, many opportunities to serve, but I do plead with you to help that I might continue sharing the good being done in the Church in East Africa with others, that they in turn might have an opportunity to support and join a team of workers with a desire to Seek and Save the Lost!
Thank you all and may our God continue to be with you, bless you and challenge you to go the “second mile” in His service. I am booking appointments for October, but still have a few openings, please let me know if your congregation, elders, or mission committees, might be interested in a report on the Tanzania 2000 mission effort.
Cy, Stephanie & Granny