Greetings Fellow Servants;
We serve the God of love, oh, to be like Him. We serve the Savior of love, oh, to act like Him. We serve the Spirit of love, oh, to think like Him. When I think of where I have came from, where I am, and where I hope to be, I thank God I am in Him. Without Him I (we) are a most miserable soul indeed. We thank you all who show genuine biblical love in all you say and do for God’s mission work in Tanzania.
This week has been a reminder of God’s love and power when shared with the lost of this world. Neil Richey and his team have taught and shared the love of God with many in the ACSOP and in the Kisongo community. They worked hand in hand with our fellow believers, sharing the good news of the Gospel with a dying world.
God has blessed their good works by giving the increase. They watered where others had planted. They dared to care, leaving family, and the creature comforts of “home” to come and give, to give that others might live.
It thrills the soul to see God’s hand at work. Many years ago we encouraged and engaged in an evangelistic work here in the Arusha area. We call this ministry “Safari for Souls.” Our good friends and supporters from America have come and continue to come, engaging in evangelistic efforts. Our brothers and sisters in East Africa have participated and seen the good that can be done when Christians join hands and hearts in the work of the Church, yes, the main work of the Church, and are now doing the same. They call their outreach ministry the “East Africa Gospel Meeting.” Men and women from all over East Africa come together each year to glorify God through a joint effort of teaching and preaching of the Good News.
This year’s E.A.G.M. was conducted here in Kisongo, Tanzania during the month of August. Through their efforts three souls obeyed the gospel during the meeting and seven during the follow-up efforts. When Neal’s team arrived this past week, they engaged in continued efforts in follow-up. The Lord smiled down on the efforts of all by adding twelve more souls to His Kingdom. Yes, God does desire all men every where to be saved and come to the knowledge of truth (1 Timothy 2:4)! Twenty-one new souls added to the kingdom; that’s what I call a GREAT blessing.
We are an imperfect people who serve a perfect God, the God of love. Let us love as He has loved, let us forgive as He has forgiven, let us give as He has given, and let us be faithful, for He is always faithful.
God is love (1 John 4:8). Let us love one another. Until all have heard...
Wisdom from above: “Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man’s counsel is sweet to his friend.” [Proverbs 27:9]
Cy, Stephanie & Granny