We are sorry you are receiving this report late. Due to power issues (and a dead computer battery) we are just now getting to send out our mid-November report. We have a lot to be thankful for this month and a lot to share.
The Mt. Juliet COC in Tennessee and the Central COC in Augusta, Georgia have been working in the Arusha area this month. While their main focus is evangelism the Central church took a few days to help us on the farm. Many of you know Anna’s sister, Samantha, what you may not know is that Samantha’s husband, Joe, owns a nursery in Augusta. We were able to use him and his talents this month. As a result of hard work and extreme generosity 200 fruit trees were planted on the farm this month! The trees include: mango, papaya, fig, apple custard, cooking bananas, small sweet bananas, and red bananas! Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude to everyone who made this possible.
Mt. Juliet and Central came to work with the Arusha COC here in Arusha, Tanzania. The locals have been setting up bible studies for weeks prior to their arrival. In two weeks time hundreds of Bible studies were conducted. As a result we have 52 new brothers and sisters in Christ. We were grateful to be able to work with these two churches from America. Anna and I conducted follow-up studies with the new converts throughout the last two weeks to try and encourage our new brothers and sisters. This is only the beginning for these new Christians so please keep them in your prayers.
We have two new women at our home congregation of Kisongo who have stepped up and asked to help teach the children. This is a huge step for spiritual growth. We currently have two wonderful teachers but one is pregnant and the other hasn’t had a break from teaching in a year! We are so excited that these women are stepping out of their comfort zone to help their local church.
The men at the Kisongo church met recently about their goals for 2018. We are so proud of them for their love and faithfulness to God and His word and for looking for more ways to serve God better. Please be praying for them as they try and live out the biblical model.
We have more guests arriving soon. We are praying for their safe arrival and that the Kingdom of God is glorified.