Greetings Serving Saints,
We wish each of you, our friends, brothers, sisters in Christ and fellow laborers in the Kingdom of God a very Happy New Year. It is our hope and prayer that our God has blessed you with a very joyful holiday season with family and friends.
The new year is bringing much excitement and joy to God’s mission work here in Tanzania. We count it a privilege to be a small part of God’s desire, that being the salvation of all mankind, here in this part of the world. We know and we believe God’s Word does not return void and that it is God alone who gives the increase. God has chosen the preaching and teaching of the gospel to save mankind and that salvation is found only in the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ and through Him.
Elly Martin, Ahimidiwe Kimaro, Charles Heberth, Godfrey Mngoma and their wives have helped John Rice and the good brothers and sisters in Dar es Salaam conduct the Dar Youth Camp. With close to 200 souls engaging in fellowship and learning of God and His ways. Eleven souls were added to the Kingdom and for this we give God the glory and we thank all who made it possible.
God’s work through the Tanzania Mission effort has been blessed and continues to be blessed by countless souls. The Northport group of eleven, lead by Alan Middleton and Greg Dickson (one of the elders) are currently holding door to door campaigns at three different congregations in the Mto wa Mbu area. They are also putting a roof on a “Pole-Building” at a newly planted congregation. As of this writing, twelve souls have obeyed the preaching of the gospel and have been added to the Church by our God. Amen!
Early last year a new congregation was planted at Njiro chini, here in Arusha. Maurice Gasper (a graduate of the Andrew Connally School of Preaching) reports: “We at Njiro chini are fine, though some challenges here and there, but we can do all things in Him Who strengthen me! We had four baptisms this month, door to door evangelism is going on well.”
Tomorrow begins the “Tanzania Christian Camp” hosted here at the ACSOP and by the area wide christians. Again, we thank our good brother John Rice and our brother Godfrey for leading this camp, along with all the helpers and campers. Please keep them in your prayers as they all strive to know God and HIs will better, that we might live faithfully in Him.
Please remember Stephanie and Granny as they will be traveling back to the States this week (Thursday night). Over the next several weeks, Stephanie’s mother will be seeing several doctors to help us determine what needs to be done. We thank you for your prayers of late. Granny has had a good week after several weeks of challenges. Our God is an awesome God, Who answers the prayers of the faithful.
Stephanie and I would like to ask for your prayers on our behalf as we face some challenging decisions in the coming weeks. We also solicit your help with our upcoming travels. I will be coming to the States the first week in February. Our ticket cost, for the two of us, is $5,095. Thank you in advance for any consideration and help with this need.
We love you all for all you do. We beg your forgivingness for any shortcomings in our lives and we beg of you, for your prayers, as we all strive to faithfully serve the Living God of Heaven and Earth.
Cy, Stephanie and Granny