First Year Student At ACSOP In Tanzania Is Filled With Gratitude...

Let us today hear from one of our first year student

I found it necessary to share with you one of the exciting stories that comes from one of our continuing students in the first year class, and this is what he says…

“My name is Abraham Kiptum Tanui, I was born on April 14, 1974. I am a Kenyan citizen. Both of my parents were members of a denominational church because the church of Christ had not yet been there. As soon the church was planted, they were the first members to be baptized in the year 1988. I have also been a member of the church since then. This is the true New Testament Church that was prophesied by Isaiah and was established on the day of Pentecost. I knew that this was the church that Jesus purchased with his blood. So I keep on being faithful to the Lord until his return (Rev. 2:10).

I am married to one wife who is called Nancy Tanui, God has blessed me with three children (one daughter and two boys). I thank God for his blessings. I have been working with my congregation by teaching the youth. As time went by, the church saw a need for me to assist them in preaching. God blessed us, and we planted another church nearby. As a result I was sent there to preach. The congregation is called Usalama church of Christ. This is my current congregation where I am worshipping and serving as a preacher. Besides preaching, I am doing other works. For example, small-scale farming sustained my daily life. I also was able to show compassion to other people in need.

About my education: I attended my primary school from 1982 to 1990 at Kipkabus primary school. The following year I joined the Secondary school from 1991 to 1994 at Chepngoror secondary school. After completing the high education and preaching in my local church in the year 2012, I got an opportunity to join the Kenya Christian Industrial Training Institute, where I attained a Diploma in Theology.

I knew the school of ACSOP through a former student who trained there. He came from the same church where I worship. This student is called Kennedy Ngetich. He assisted me to apply and come to learn. This was a special privilege for me because I wanted to know more about the true New Testament church. I also wanted to help others to understand the doctrines of church. I thank God for this chance that he has enabled me to be here at school. Also, I thank the management of the school. Much more, I want to express my appreciation to sponsors who assisted me daily. May God bless you abundantly. The school continues to build my skills with biblical knowledge, so that I can evangelize within my entire community. I want to preach and to reach many lost souls in my local area. Thank you.”

I hope you enjoyed reading the story of Abraham Tanui. This is one of the best students we have in the class. He has given himself in studying and preparing to go back to preach in his local area. Your prayer and support are very important to our students and staff of ACSOP. 

In Him,

Godfrey Mngoma
Dean of Students, Andrew Connally School of Preaching
A Bear Valley Bible Institute - International of Extension School
Arusha, Tanzania

Posted on November 8, 2015 .