We hope this letter finds you all well. We wanted to update all of you on our future plans in both Tanzania and elsewhere. First, we want to start by thanking all of you. From day 1 of us joining the TZ missions team in Tanzania all of you have been 100% on board. We had heard horror stories of raising and living on support ,and it just wasn’t any of that for us. The Church stepped up and showed us their best side and have been behind us, not just monetarily, but behind us with love, prayers, encouragement, and with joy.
We knew going into this that we had to set an end-date. The end-date for the farming project was the fall of 2019. Unfortunately, this date has found us much quicker than we would have liked. However, we have full confidence in the farm team and Agustine’s leadership. They have been trained and love the project as much as we do and now it will belong 100% to them. We will be working along side of them until July of this year, 2019. Our roll will be a little different this year as we step back and work for Agustine but this has always been the plan and we are excited to see it in action. We also have several seminars set up for when we get back and lots of church and evangelism work.
But we ask that everyone no longer send money after July 31st, 2019. As of August 1st we are excited about the new work we will begin in Spanish Fort, Alabama. We will be working with the Spanish Fort Church of Christ as the youth minister. Many of you may be surprised by our stepping away from foreign mission work, we are too. But, on our flight home we prayed that God put us where He wants us to be not where we think we want to be. After many hours in prayer, talking to those we love and trust, and more prayer we feel like God has led us to a great opportunity to serve Him. We are so excited for this next chapter in our lives. Looking back we can see God’s plan for us in all of this and see how he has been preparing and leading us toward this. Pray for us as we are sad to see what we love come to and end ,but also thrilled to start this new role with a Church that in a short time we have grown to love so much.
Thank you all for your constant love and support. You have played such a huge roll in furthering the Lord’s Kingdom in Tanzania even though many of you have never been to Tanzania.
Justin and Anna Maynard