Mid March 2019

Mid March 2019

Farming The first week of March we were blessed to have Don Hendricks and his son, Corey, with us. They climbed Kilimanjaro and then came to us to help on the farm. We are grateful to them for their hard work. Sometimes farm work isn’t glamorous, just hard, and they didn’t complain as we dug ditches for several more days. We finally have trenches that run the length of the farm. We have also redone all of the raised beds…

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End of Feb 2019

End of Feb 2019

Farming The last two weeks of February have been slam-packed. Samantha and Joe Burns, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law, came back to Tanzania with us to help us with some final projects. Joe is a horticulturist who owns a nursery in Grovetown, Georgia. In November of 2017 he came, and along with members of the Central Church of Christ in Augusta, helped us start our grove of fruit trees. Only one year later many of these trees are doing well. He…

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A Letter To Our Supporters

A Letter To Our Supporters

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…

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Mid August 2018

Mid August 2018

Farming We have reached the point of trying to make every aspect of our farm sustainable in itself. This year we have reassessed each project and improved it. I have also turned over the managing position to Agustine. I am here, of course, to help when he needs advice but I am thrilled to say that this is going well. The last two weeks have been spent harvesting this years crop. We had to harvest a month later than usual…

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End July 2018

End July 2018

Farming The farm is doing well and we give thanks to God. We currently have two rooms of broiler chicks growing out at different stages and are preparing to add a third room of baby chicks soon. The school and Anna and I are grateful as chicken is hard to come by lately due to supplier and boarder issues. We have spent the last few weeks cleaning and preparing and replanting the raised beds. Next week the students return from…

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Mid July 2018

Mid July 2018

Trip to Dar es Salaam Anna and I had the opportunity to travel to Dar es Salaam this month. Word of the leadership/eldership classes I had conducted at Kisongo church of Christ reached a church in Dar, the Temeke COC, and I was asked to come and conduct classes for them. Anna and I left our home, with Agustine, in Kisongo Thursday morning around 5:15 am. After traveling by bus more than 12 hours we reached Dar es Salaam that…

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End June 2018

End June 2018

Evangelism We are excited to share with all of you what has been going on for the month of June. We apologize for only sending out one report this month but with everything going on here the date to send out a report slipped by us. This month the campaign “Safari for Souls” continued in the Kisongo area. The Hoover church of Christ from Alabama and the Son Valley church of Christ from Arizona both sent groups. Within these groups…

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End May 2018

End May 2018

Farming Thank you to Rossville Church of Christ for donating the money for the farm to purchase two chainsaws. We hate we did not video the farm guys’ reactions to seeing a chainsaw for the first time. One of the men, Jemsi, spent the entire day saying “thank you, thank you” because he was overwhelmed with gratefulness by this gift that makes everyone’s work easier. Because of this new gift we were able to cut more than $1500 in firewood…

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Mid May 2018

Mid May 2018

Farming On the farm the last few weeks we have been able to finally start some cleaning. We have had a few dry days and that has enabled us to start cleaning up all the weeds and plants that have died from to much water. Evangelism We have had the privilege of hosting Garry Hill and Mike Greene. Mike came and taught the book of Hebrews to the second year English students at ACSOP. Garry came and taught a preaching…

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End April 2018 Report

End April 2018 Report

Farming We have spent the last two weeks repairing the farm from the earlier flood damage and trying to prevent this from happening again. We finally received a break in the rains and were able to hand dig ditches through our crops and out of our fields. We also dug a culvert under the new road that was causing all of the problems. A steady flow of water drained through these ditches and out of the crops for almost five…

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