|Welcome to the warehouse church - started |
18 months ago!
|How's that for a central aisle?! Men on one side,|
women on the other
|All 20 carriages of the deluxe Kigoma-Dar train|
going at break-neck speed round a bend!
|Two weeks later and the Deluxe derailed!|
|An African Puff Adder, much like the one we|
nearly stepped on!
|An African Hobbi hut at Masumbo!|
|Some of the team relieved to have survived the|
Just a few weeks ago, I heard from another small team where ‘the light of the Gospel is beginning to shine and the Holy Spirit is at work.’ The team had only been in situ for a few weeks and was looking at ways to reach out into the community. A number of students at a local primary school had been experiencing demonic attacks and their religious leaders had already ‘prayed’ for them, but with no result. The team offered to pray for the students and, somewhat surprisingly, their offer was accepted! When they arrived to pray there were 26 children in the classroom who had been suffering from these attacks! The team was able to share the gospel and, during a mammoth three-hour prayer session, some of the students were delivered from demons! God provided this incredible opportunity for this team and already there are signs that a number of people are keen to know more about Jesus. Please pray for this ongoing situation and for the protection of the team as they continue to shine their light into what has been a very dark community.
Stories like these warm the heart don’t they? They open our eyes, broaden the mind, deepen and refresh our faith, and even challenge some of our beliefs! They encourage us to pray and they cause us to rejoice in a God who is still in the business of changing lives and moving powerfully against the enemy. Despite the hiccups that we sometimes experience within the Church, it’s great to know that people are being introduced to the gospel, lives are being changed, disciples are being made, and His Church is being built and strengthened through a whole range of ministries.
Points for Prayer & Praise:
Ruth has been immersed in Sanga administration and end-of-year accounts and is also busy preparing to teach two English courses at Sanga in February and March.
|Why throw it away when you can sew it up!|
For those who also like to pray through our itinerary we’ve included some dates below. Many, many thanks for your support and your prayers.
19th Feb: Preaching at Morogoro AICT
20-24 Feb: Ruth teaching English at Sanga
7-8 Mar: Steve travels to Dar for UL meetings
27th-31st: Ruth teaching English for beginners, at Sanga
2nd Apr: AICT diocese-wide fundraising day for the conference centre at Sanga
3rd-13th Apr: Steve to Israel
5th-8th May: Ruth attending Tz Ladies Retreat (speaker: Kathy Larkman)
|The bottle boys of Africa! These guys walk the streets|
collecting plastic bottles and in return they get the
equivalent of 13p for every kg collected!
|Bird of the month - notice the pink eyelid! It's an owl -|
but what sort?