An update from Arusha

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Grace and Peace to you friends.

I wanted to tell you about some of the things that have been taking place in Tanzania. The church in Elk City, OK was unable to take their normal campaign trip this year so they decided to do something a little different. They financially supported some of the churches on the east side of Arusha in conducting their own campaign. So the Manyire, Maji ya Chai, Usa River, and Lerai congregations worked together to conduct 50 bible studies and 3 baptisms on their own.

Also school has started back at the Andrew Connally School of Preaching. We're thankful to Mark Phillips for recently teaching a course in our graduate program. He had 6 students there working on their Masters degrees.

Meanwhile our brother, Yusuph, reports that the congregation at Ushirombo was able to turn tragedy into an opportunity for the gospel. A death in the congregation led to the chance to distribute 500 tracts. We pray those tracts find fertile soil. The death was of a faithful widow who leaves behind 8 children. The local congregation is trying their best to help with the needs of the children.

In recent weeks I've had the opportunity to connect in person with churches in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Kentucky. I have a trip to Texas and Oklahoma planned for early September, and I would like to get to Virginia and West Virginia in early November. If you would like for me to visit with your congregation, then I would love to make that happen! Just reach out to me and we'll get you scheduled.

I'll also be at Polishing the Pulpit next week, so if you'd like to get together there to talk Tanzania, then that is also possible.

Till all have heard,

Daniel Gaines
Tanzania Missions

Posted on August 13, 2019 .