Posts tagged #Tanzania

Updates from Arusha

Grace and Peace to you friends.

I would like to begin by noting that they Maynard family's term in Tanzania has come to an end for now, and they have safely returned home. Justin and Anna worked energetically over the past three years, and have made a significant impact on the work. I want to express my appreciation for their efforts and sacrifices. They are in the process of moving to south Alabama to work with the Spanish Fort congregation. We wish them the very best in their ministry moving forward.

Also the Duncan family has returned to the US for a well-earned furlough. We wish them safe travels, and look forward to their return to Tanzania later this year.

Now I would like to share the following report from Charles Mwanga regarding this year's Safari for Souls campaigns:

"Safari for Souls (Journey for Souls) the evangelistic effort done by the Churches of Christ in East Africa mainly hosted by The Church of Christ Tanzania Missions. This program brings people from all over East Africa and the United States of America for one goal, TO REACH THE LOST SOULS WITH THE TRUTH. Hundreds of Souls will one day be in heaven because of this program. This program has been in existence for over 19 years now. The main purpose was to establish and grow the Arusha and Kilimanjaro congregations to become self- sustaining in their evangelistic efforts. As to what our late brother Cy used to say, “What God control, grows!” this effort has grown beyond measures. Hundreds of congregations has been established through this evangelistic effort.

"Through out years many groups have been coming from USA to help furthering the cause of Christ, for these past two years our focus have been the Kisongo Church of Christ. This year we have had groups from Central Church of Christ which is located in Augustus, Georgia, Hoover Church of Christ which is located at Birmingham, Alabama and Kensington Woods Church of Christ which is located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (this group had two teams, the first one came early May and worked in Dodoma region and the second one came in the midst of June to the end of the month and worked at Kisongo area). Both these groups brought a total number of 32 workers who did a great job in the Kingdom.

"Through God’s help, we were able to conduct 105 bible studies, 35 Souls were added in His Kingdom, the local team is doing a great job on follow up, making sure that those who have obeyed the gospel remain faithful and also following up on those who are still interested on learning more. We have 30 active bible studies which are carefully followed. The church here has classes for new converts to make sure that they are grounded in the Truth.

"We would like to that all those who makes these efforts possible, we know it requires money to run this program but furthermore it requires manpower. Thank you so much to brethren from both America and the Churches of Christ all over East Africa especially Tanzania for being part of this year. May the Lord of peace be with you all as you continue to serve Him. Glory be to His Name both now and forever."


Till all have heard,

Daniel Gaines
Director
Tanzania Missions

Posted on July 28, 2019 .

Local initiatives in Arusha

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Grace and Peace to you friends.

We hope that you had a wonderful holiday weekend! The intensity of campaign season is winding down, and some of the team will get a well deserved chance to catch their breath a little. To read a good review of some of the campaign efforts, make sure to check out the Duncan family's recent blogpost: https://havegodwillgo.com/2019/06/30/summer-campaigns-in-the-winter/ Also, be sure to pray for them as they go on furlough.

In addition to the campaigns, I'm very proud of the effort and initiative that the local churches in the Ushirombo area gave to conducting their own area-wide seminar. Yusuph, the local evangelist, described it this way:

"In these seminar four souls has been added into the Church at Ushirombo. The number of attendees was 166 christians. Many thanks to the women who cooked the food for five days. Also there was huge group of children the number was 58 and they had their studies. Some congregations contributed food rice and beans.”

Let's continue to pray for these brethren and their efforts.

Till all have heard,

Daniel Gaines
Director
Tanzania Missions

Posted on July 13, 2019 .

Souls being saved in Tanzania

"How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? (Romans 1:14-15). These are powerful statements made by the Apostle Paul showing the importance of both parties being included in the process of bringing one to Christ. The Apostle is insisting on the important of hearing the message which will save them but also showing the important of the messenger too, since “has in these last days spoken to us by His Son…..,” (Hebrews 1:2) and the Son has commanded His disciples to go in to all the World and preach, (Mark 16:15-16).
 
 "This world is not safe without Jesus, that’s why here at Andrew Connally School of Preaching we are striving to go out and reach as many as we can before it is too late. Our students have been sent out on the weekends to help the surrounding congregations. The following has been the school’s accomplishment since the third week of February 2019. 
92 New classes were established, 63 old classes were still being followed, 38 souls have been restored and 9 new souls have been added in His Kingdom.
 
"All these and many other good things are going on in the Lord’s Kingdom, just because you have partnered us in working for His course and bringing many to HIM. Thank you so much for your support and prayers. Please keep our students in your prayers, as they will be going back home. To God be the glory both now and forever."                                         

Charles Mwanga


Posted on May 28, 2019 .

Fundamental courses in Arusha

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Dear brother,

I hope that you are doing well, and especially in the Lord’s work. Here is the ACSOP monthly report. The work is going well here at Andrew Connally School of Preaching, we are almost to the end of the second quarter of this year. We have already done with the long courses and now we are in the short courses.

Both classes have two short courses- In last week the second year class had “Hebrews” as a short course and Charles Hebeth is the one who taught, and in this week Ahimidiwe Kimaro is teaching “Life of Christ 3”. In last week the first year class Justin Maynard taught the book of Acts, and in this week Jimmy Gee is teaching “New Testament Church”.

After these short courses the school will be closed and the closing day will be Friday, May 17th, 2019 and the opening day will be August 5th, 2019. While the reporting day will be August 3rd, 2019. Now the ACSOP faculty members are on preparation of the goodwill trip, that trip will start after the evangelism campaign which is continuing here in Arusha.  The purpose of that trip is to visit ACSOP students to see what they are doing to help their local churches to grow and also to advertise the school and its mission. And after this the school will be in preparation of welcoming master’s program class in the last week of July.

We know that you are normally praying for this work. But now specifically we are asking for your prayers in these school programs as we have mentioned above so that we can achieve our goals on this work. May God bless you brother.

In His Service,

John B. Haule,

The Acting Dean of Students-ACSOP.

Posted on May 14, 2019 .

Good and bad news from Arusha

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Grace and Peace to you friends. 

This week I have good news and bad news to share with you.  Let's start with the bad news.  We've been praying for rain to help the farm, but we got more than we bargained for!  A cyclone on the southern coast pushed enormous amounts of rain to Arusha.  The school had some flooding and more than 500 of our chickens drowned.  While this is a significant setback for the farm, the team is already hard at work making the best of the situation and figuring out how to recover.

Speaking of recovering, that brings us to the good news.  Our brother, Yusuph Mdaki brings cause for celebration from the Imalamagigo church.  This congregation had previously fallen away.  He writes: 

"Remember, this congregation was the first congregation to be planted at Ushirombo and had more than 120 believers. Many of them backslid because of the two things, first there was no preachers and second, no place for gathering"

Now an ACSOP graduate is ready to work with them, and a Christian has volunteered his home to host the congregation.  They went to the homes of 50 families with the result that 40 families (consisting of 77 people) have been restored!  Let us praise God for this wonderful news, and pray for the future of this congregation.

Till all have heard,

Daniel Gaines
Director
Tanzania Missions

Posted on May 14, 2019 .

Good news from Arusha!

Grace and Peace to you friends.  The theme of this week's report is finding silver linings!

We start this week with an update from the farm.  Though we've been praying for rain, the unseasonably dry weather has resulted in losing this year's corn crop.  The positive side of that is we have enough corn stored up from previous crops to last us for two years.  The dry weather is driving up the price of corn which puts us in an advantageous position since we have plenty of reserves.  Nevertheless, we continue to pray for the rains!

We continue by expressing our sympathy for Amos Kinasa, the evangelist at the Lulembela church, on the sudden passing of his wife of more than 30 years, Magreth.  Despite the great grief, I appreciate Amos's attitude.  As family and friends gathered to mourn Magreth, the gospel was shared.  In Amos's own words, "I give God thanks because during the time of the event of my wife passed away one believer has come again into the church... and two souls obeyed."  We pray for God's comfort for Amos and his children.

Including these two souls, in recent weeks 6 of the congregations have told me of 14 baptisms and 7 restorations between them.  We praise God for giving the increase!  May He continue to do so.

Till all have heard,

Daniel Gaines
Director
Tanzania Missions

Posted on April 23, 2019 .

Rain needed in Tanzania

Greetings friends,

Grace and peace to you all.  Here's the latest from Tanzania Missions.

The farm is still awaiting badly needed rains.  Not only for the sake of the school, but for people across Tanzania, please pray that the Lord will send a healthy rainy season soon.

However, God is still providing a spiritual harvest.  Our brother David Bayi reports that there have been four baptisms and a restoration recently at the Kioga church.  May God continue to give increase.

We are grieved to mention the passing of two individuals close to the mission.  First, we send our sympathies to the family of Ken Upchurch, who passed away earlier this month.  Ken was a tremendous friend to the work, and an enthusiastic encourager to missionaries.  I have very fond memories of him, as I'm sure that many of you do as well.  He will be missed.

We also give prayers of comfort for our brother Ishmael who recently lost his son, Paul.  Ishmael keeps the books for the farm, and has proven to be a valuable worker.  May God be with both of these good families.  

Till all have heard,
Daniel Gaines

Posted on April 10, 2019 .

30 students in Arusha

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The ACSOP Monthly Report

Dear Co-Laborer,

We hope that things are going well with each one of us, and that we are all working hard in the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. The gospel is being preached and taught by the faithful servants in this part of the earth. This is only possible because of the ability that our God supplies through His faithful sons, that is you and us. At ACSOP we can see things going well. We have started our first quarter since February 11, 2019. We have enrolled 12 more students for the first year; these are the men from Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.

We started teaching them Writing Skills and the book of Genesis, both being taught by Losotwa Michael, “How We Got the Bible” taught by Peter Kamatula. “Biblical Interpretation (Introduction to Hermeneutics)”  is being taught Ahimidiwe Kimaro., and Spiritual Disciplines are being taught by Charles Herbeth. We are working hard to mold and strengthen these fellows by imparting to them the skills of the word of God. The 18 second-year students are in the first quarter of their last year of being in ACSOP for studies. They are expecting to graduate on November 30 of this year.

We really appreciate this great effort which is being undertaken here because of your prayers, and your great financial support that you gave to make these things happen. May our God of our Lord Jesus Christ supply all your needs as you do to us. Amen.

Your servant in Christ Jesus,

Losotwa Michael
Dean of Academics,

Andrew Connally School of Preaching

A Bear Valley Bible Institute International extension school

Arusha, TZ

 

 

 

   

Posted on March 12, 2019 .

4 nations represented in Arusha

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” (Isa.6:8) ESV. Isaiah is one of the encouraging preachers, when it comes to the readiness. We have seen the same desire expressed through our students who are coming to learn from God’s words for years. I would like to take this opportunity to thank both them, their families and the congregations which are willing to send them our way. Thank you so much.

The year 2019, is another blessing to the school and the Church also, this year we will be taking the English speakers. This intake has a mixed - nationalities such as Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia. We are expecting to have more than 24 students in this class, some are still finishing up with their applications. Our second year, class has a total number of 18 students (that is a Swahili stream).

Much is expected to be accomplished this year since we will have a big number of students. Students will grow in their faith and knowledge, surrounding congregations will be helped through our students’ weekend evangelism, and many souls will hear the Good News of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Glory and Honor belongs to Him.

Our brother Gary Fallis is teaching the Graduate Class for two weeks now, He will be done this coming Friday (tomorrow). And our regular classes will begin starting February the 11th. Please pray for our students as they will be travelling toward Arusha.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank first, Our Almighty Loving God, for granting us this chance to serve and minister in His Kingdom. Secondly, I would like to express my deep gratitude to both brothers and sisters who have been supporting this work tirelessly. We thank you so much for your love toward God and your fellow men. May the Lord of mercy bless you beyond measure.

 Again, THANK YOU ALL WHO ARE MAKING THESE POSSIBLE, to God be the Glory both now and forever.

Your servant in His Kingdom

Till all have heard

Charles H. Mwanga

Director

Posted on February 18, 2019 .

Future Preachers Camp in Arusha

 

ACSOP January 2019 Report.

I would like to salute you and thank our God for the blessing of new year. Happy new year 2019 to every one. God have blessed us with new year again so we have all reason t o thank Him. Without doubt God is blessing every one who loves and serving Him. I hope this year will be bright toward those who will be serving Him. And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28.

I would like to share with you what happened on the end of December. December was busy month when every one was working had to serve the Lord in Tanzania Christian Camp. Tanzania Christian Camp is one of the program that is run by Andrew Connally School Of Preaching for the purpose of creating good relationship with congregations and help young  men to desire to join ACSOP one day. We thank brother John Rice and Burt Fuller for join us in this camp. It is not easy for someone to leave  his home at the end of year to travel away from the family, but these two men did that for the Lord. This camp was able to accommodate one hundred and eighty campers and twenty three teachers and chancellors which total of the attendance was two hundred and three. Most of these campers their of twelve year above, who most of them were able to understand  what was taught. One of surprising thing, I and brother Koimere from Monduli we picked long and tough memory verses which we thought are tough for them,  but over one hundred campers finished memorizing their verses.

Another thing that have touch every ones heart is the way this young men receive the word and applied it. After teachers and chancellors saw there numbers of campers are not Christian we set a special class for them. We had one class of thirty five people who were learning the Gospel. After serious Bible class in two days with a lot of questions twenty four of them  obeyed the Gospel. One of those who were baptized is a boy of twenty years old from Mombasa Kenya who is coming from a Muslim family. Personally I thank God for this new Christian generation. Theme of this year was “spiritual glasses”, this can help us to have more knowledge.

     For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God (Col 1:9-10. NKJV)

Please let us continue to pray for the Lord’s work in Tanzania, especially the Andrew Connally School Of Preaching. We have all reason to thank God and you for the big role that you are serving in ACSOP and in His kingdom. Its my prayers that all goes well with you and all may be for the glory of our Lord.            

In His service,

Ahimidiwe Kimaro

 Director, Andrew Connally School of Preaching

A Bear Valley Bible Institute International extension school

Arusha, Tanzania

Posted on January 14, 2019 .

13 earn their Masters degree

13 STUDENTS FINISH MASTERS LEVEL CLASSES AT CHIMALA

Recently, at the Chimala Bible Institute in southern Tanzania, we were blessed to have a class of students from three different countries! There were students from Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. Thirteen masters level students gathered for a month-long of classes during the month of November 2018. There were four classes taught. Chad Wagner taught the first two classes and Gary Fallis taught last two classes.  

At the end of the courses, the students graduated from the Bear Valley masters program with their degrees. The students have been going through a serious level of classes for the last several years in this study which culminated in the graduation ceremony. Gary Fallis was in attendance for the ceremony where the degrees were given. 

Those students came from a great variety of backgrounds: some were preachers and church planters, one ran a radio program, two operate and teach at a bible school, and many other very worthy roles for the Kingdom of God. 

It was a pleasure teaching those students and getting to know them and their works even better. We now commit them to God and will continue to pray for them in the Lord's work. 

Until all have heard,

Chad Wagner

Posted on December 18, 2018 .

Graduation in Chimala

CHIMALA BIBLE INSTITUTE GRADUATES EIGHT

We are very thankful to God that we've been able to graduate eight into the Lord's service! On Friday, November 2, 2018, we held our most recent graduation ceremony honoring those who have competed all two years in the Swahili program at Chimala.  In the graduating class, we had students from many parts of Tanzania and who will now depart the school and return to work with those churches.

We will also have 10 returning English students in January. Some of the students are from the Congo refugee camp on the western side of Tanzania. It is a great opportunity to train these men from the refugee camp as they, after graduation, will go back and preach in the refugee camp and eventually back in their home country of the Congo. What an opportunity that God has presented to us!

We are also thankful for Richard Rogers, who is currently in the US until school restarts in January, along with all of the CBI teachers for the good work that they do. To God be the glory in all things!

In Christ,

Chad Wagner

Chimala Coordinator

Posted on November 26, 2018 .

28 baptisms in Chimala!

The work at Kapunga finished well as you can see the pictures with 12 souls in total saved this makes 22 peoples in gospel chariot campaigns and today we had  two people at Tukuyu and those 4 at Usalimwani = 28.

At Ngonga we distributed 2500 tracts and had several Bible studies with invitation at Gospel Chariot meeting campaign on August 21, Many people enjoyed our messages and they welcoming us very much. 

Keep praying for the campaign. 

Thanks,

Joseph Haonga, Director CBI

Posted on August 14, 2018 .

A new quarter in Arusha

I hope that you are doing well in the kingdom of our Lord. Our God is so good to us here in Tanzania and particularly in ACSOP. On August 6, we started our third quarter for all students. There are 20 students in the first year class who all already reported in school, 13 in the second year reported since last Saturday and 3 from Ethiopia and 1 from Kenya are still on their way coming. They are late because of their work permit issues. And all of 13 in the master program attended. 

Since then, the first year class is learning the Old Testament 2 ( Exodus - Deuteronomy) as short course taught by Josephat Massawe. So far they will start their long courses next week (August 13 – September 14)  by learning a course on Life of Christ 2 (Sermon on the Mount, Parables, and Judgment) which will be taught by John Benedicto Haule, the Old Testament 3a (A Study of Wisdom literature: Job) will be taught by Desdery Massawe, Old Testament 3 (Joshua – Ruth) will be taught by John Benedicto Haule and 1 and 2 Thessalonians will be taught by Charles Heberth. 

On other hand the second year class are learning Public Speaking 3 (Advanced Homiletics) as a short course being taught by Bernard Kulanga. They also will start their long courses next week (August 13 – September 14)  by learning a course on Greek III which will be taught by Mason Norman, Life of Christ 4 (The final days: Passover through the resurrection) will be taught by Michael Mitalami, OT 5a - Minor Prophets I (Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah) will be taught by Ahimidiwe Kimaro, and Preacher’s Work will be taught by Michael Mitalami..  The master’s class learned Hermeneutics  in their first week and Homiletics in their second week which were all taught by Denton Landon.  

As usual our rotational monthly evangelism program is still going on well here. As a part of it, next Saturday I and other preachers from nearby congregations will be in the Kisongo area helping the church evangelize their community and do a follow up for new converts. As it may be known to many that last July there were great evangelism campaigns done in that area leading more than 70 souls into Christ. So more efforts are still required to mature those souls in Christ.  

Most of the time, whenever I read 2 Cor. 8:1-5 it reminds me of you brothers and sisters in Christ, our supporters.  If you don't know it by heart, look it up and read about saints who sacrificed for the cause of Christ.  Please accept our deep gratitude for all you have done to help us in this great effort in the kingdom of our Lord.  When committed people work together toward a common goal, great things happen and success is inevitable.  We continue to be thankful for the privilege of working in His kingdom; teaching people who really desire to know and obey the Truth.

Your fellow worker in the Kingdom,

Losotwa Michael,
Dean of Academics, Andrew Connally School of Preaching 

A Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver extension school

Arusha, TZ.  

Posted on August 14, 2018 .

334 baptisms so far this year in Chimala

Hello broters I greet you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

First of all we thank God the Creator for His mercy, love, and grace. On behalf of CBI team I would like to give the short semester reports as follows :

According to the follow up from the graduates I have made from January until now real they have done great job 253 people have been baptized and 34 restorations . This has come very good and great encouragement to the work you are Supporting here at Chimala mission thanks a lot. 

As a result of weekend evangelism we have 32 baptisms, and 57 restorations; from students reports on their June vocation, we have 30 baptisms and 9 restoration; and from June seminars we have 11 baptisms. At the Gospel Chariot campaigns which we started on Tuesday this week we are at the fourth day today we have 8 baptisms.

This makes the TOTAL RESULTS to be 334 baptisms and 100 restorations.

As a continuation of Gospel Chariot campaigns  next week will be at Kapunga, Mapangala, Kimani,  Ngonga and finally at Border kyela on September 2 the last day ready to go back Malawi. 

We invite your prayers and supports.

Thanks, 

Joseph Haonga, Director CBI

Posted on August 1, 2018 .

More than 100 baptisms in Tanzania

ACSOP Faculty Report - End of July 2018

School Activities during break time!

“An Idle mind is a workshop of a devil” This is one of the old quote that has a lot practical application in our daily lives. We thank God here at the School because we can stay busy all the time, training men to be preachers and work herd top spread the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ and win more souls for the Kingdom.

A number of groups from USA have been visiting congregation around the Area of Arusha working hand to hand with local evangelist and church members. These campaign have given tremendous results this Year. More than 100 souls have obeyed the gospel both in Kisongo, Manyire, Ilkiurei, Arusha and Maji ya chai to name just few. Local preachers and members stay busy to maintain the maturity of these precious souls that have obeyed this time. We want to try our level best not to lose many, as we all know that the devil is not happy at all about this huge increase. Please keep your prayers up for all the new converts who faithful attend several series of classes on Now I am a Christian

I am glad to let you all know that we the faculty of ACSOP have safely returned from our trip. For the past two weeks we have been visiting all the congregations that work with our Second year Students for the purpose of building our relationship and encourage our students. Michael Losotwa and I were able to meet with several students who lives in Kenya and saw the good work they do in their local areas to spread the truth. More report on our graduate student will come to you later as you all aware that, the school has already graduated over 172 up to last year. We are expecting nine to graduate from the English class this year, and we continue to ask for your prayer as they come to finish two quarter of class.

 All this good things and many others cannot be accomplished if we don’t work as a team. Team working has been secret of any success including our. This great TEAM includes all the sponsors, coordinators, directors, our staff her at ACSOP whom I am always felling proud of them for their good work. Thanking you all who will read and never fell tired to support any good work of spreading the truth in the World.

Till all have heard!

Thank you,

Godfrey Mngoma

Dean of Students, Andrew Connally School of Preaching

A Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver extension school

Arusha, Tanzania

 

   

Posted on July 30, 2018 .

Tragedy in Tanzania

ACSOP Good will trip Jully 2018

“Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him when he saw the city was given over to idols”  (Acts 17:16 NKJV). During this time of the year, We the faculty of Andrew Conally school of preaching gets an opportunity to visit our second year students before they graduate. Our purpose for the visit is to continue to encourage our students and building the relationship between the school and all the congregation that send their students to our school. Also we use this opportunity  to recruit new students. This time again, Michael Losotwa and me will be going to Kenya and get to see six students who lives on different location. Ahimidiwe and Charles will be going to Dar es alam, Dodoma and places within the mainland, where we get many of our students each year.  It will take us several weeks before we come back for the third quarter. This year we are expecting nine students to walk on the red carpet and get ready to go back to their home place and work in their community. 

As we begin our plans, I always recall some Paul missionary journey in the first century. I know and am sure this journey works as an experience for us preacher and Bible students as we visit different cities. It is not strange to meet people and some of the strange beliefs. It will also be an opportunity for us to meet and see our ACSOP graduates. It will be our responsibility to encourage them also for the good work they do in the Kingdom. More of these reports from our graduate students will come when we return.

I am very sorry to inform you that one of our first year student (Godfrey Msuya-43) from Dar es alam passed away last week by being beaten by bad guys as he was coming back home from his daily work. He has left behind a wife and three children. 

Above all things we will never stop to thank you all our sponsors and supporters for continuing love for our school and the Lords work is being done here at Arusha and East Africa beyond. As we always say here Till all have heard! See you next time. 

In Him,

Godfrey Mngoma

Dean of Students, Andrew Connally School of Preaching

A Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver extension school

Arusha, Tanzania

Posted on July 6, 2018 .

39 students in Arusha

We thank God for our second quarter has ended very well, our students have gone home to meet with their family and spend time with their local congregation. A total number of 39 students both in Swahili and English class have been receiving training so that they can be helpful in their community. These students are expecting to return early in August for their third quarter.

As they spend their holiday break we expect them to preach at the congregation and evangelize the community. Please keep these men on your daily prayer and they continue to grow serving our master in the Kingdom. This year we are expecting nine students from the second year to graduate and go out to fight the devil. Also Pray for them so that when they come back they can finish their remaining hours of class.

Just to let you all know how blessed month of June for the Lords Church at Kisongo. This year more seeds have been planted and our God has put the increase, we had a number of evangelist both local and from USA working with church members in congregation around the area of Arusha. Their effort has resulted into over 67 baptisms. We are glad to see that local preachers are still on the ground knocking doors and continue with the follow-ups, more that 120 bible classes are still waiting to obey anytime. We continue to pray for this wonderful work of the Lord. 

Our God is great and has always been faithful in His promises. Thank you all for your love for the Lord and His church, and especially who continue to support and dedicate your time to see the Kingdom continue to expand in Tanzania and beyond east Africa.

In Christian Love, 

Godfrey Mngoma

Dean of Students, Andrew Connally School of Preaching

A Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver extension school

Arusha, Tanzania

Posted on June 19, 2018 .

Another term in the books in Chimala

MAY PDATE FROM CHIMALA BIBLE INSTITUTE

CBI

It has been a long time that I have not shared with you about the Lord's Work in he rea I do work. We thank God that He has enabled us to complete our school session well for the first term. Today, students have been able to do their short course final exams and get ready for their trip back home. All students who come from near by places have gone home already same day today but those at distant places will start their journey tomorrow. Another term will of our school will start on July, 2nd 2018.

MASTERS

The Masters students are expected to arrive here at campus tomorrow on Saturday and Sunday ready for starting their studies on Monday "but on this day" students will spend their time in Library studying and work on the assignments given before hand and get ready for Tuesday class study. Thanks for the Masters support you have sent to enable them sit for their 4 weeks of studies. 

CHANG'OMBE

 Hello brothers, I also would like to share with you about the Chang'ombe church starting an Evangelism tool "Bible School", we had already started having about 14 students. We do teach on Thursday and Saturday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm or 6:00pm. The class is a combination of both non christian 3 and christian 8 students. The courses we now teach are 1. KNOW THE BIBLE- Marko our Church preacher is teaching every Thursday and 2. BASICS OF FAITH- I do teach every Saturday. So, we do ask a help of about 20 or 15 Bibles for the program.

Thanks very much.

Pray for us as we do for you.

CBI staff

Posted on May 15, 2018 .

Evangelism plans in Arusha

STUDENT EVANGELISM PROGRAM CONTINUE

As we continue daily to equip these  39 faithful men with the word of God in the class, we also thought it is necessary to send them out to our nearest congregations and serve God. The student outreach program has been fruitful in many ways in congregation around the area.  This is a win win evangelism program that involves ACSOP students and congregation around the area. The students will have opportunity to participate in local outreach program while they are at school. It is a direct benefit both to the students and congregation. 

Students will be required to attend worship service and assist the local men growing the church they will also visit two Saturday of the month for evangelism program. It is our hope that congregation will take this ministry for the betterment of the church and participate in one of the expenses, either food or transport. We always send our students in pair and both are required to write a short report to what they have done in the field. Please prepare to  be hearing these incredible report from our students as the come each week. 

Here are the congregations that will participate in the program, KIYOGA, KWA MOROMBO, KIYOGA, ILKIUREI, KISONGO, MONDULI JUU, MONDULI CHINI, 

ARUSHA MJINI, KING’ORI, MUNGERE AND LERAI.

I hope you will continue to pray for this great effort as we train these men both in the class and in reaching out the lost souls. 

Godfrey Mngoma

Dean of Students

Andrew Conally school of preaching- Bear Valley international Extension School.  

Posted on April 24, 2018 .