June ReportPosted on June 23rd, 2011.
Thank you for being part of the African Moons Family.
We plan to start construction of the dormitory project this Fall. In November of 2008, we saw the need for housing and we knew that God wanted us to help these students who answered His call to preach the Gospel to their people. The contractor is submitting a timeline in the next few days so we will know the duration of each phase. This will help us plan the length of time that we will be in Tanzania for each construction phase.
Reverend Jonas Mkoba is the Director of Education for the Tanzanian Assemblies of God. I have met with him during my trips to Arusha. He has encouraged us with these words, “I am convinced that yours was not a human idea but of God to His lovely people. You are God’s vessel to accomplish what God has intended for Arusha Bible College and the Church in Tanzania.”
Sally and I are encouraged and challenged! The Arusha Bible College is an instrument of God! We are grateful that you are partnering with us to empower the students to take the Gospel to their very own people because of the education they receive at the college. This was the vision of J. Paul Bruton 52 years ago. What God decrees becomes a fact!
In the “Life Moments” section of our website, Sally recalls a moment as a little girl in West Africa …. a brief excerpt follows:
“I was eight years old and attending Hillcrest Boarding School in Nigeria. My family lived in another country, Dahomey, a thousand miles away….I did not see them for four months at a time….running towards my daddy it seemed as if I had wings….”
Enjoy reading the “rest of the story” in Life Moments!
Recently, in prayer for you and the vision God has given to us for African Moons, the Lord’s still small voice let us know that we are in His will. As the pages of the Word fell open, His response was reassuring as we read;
“Does anyone despise this day of small beginnings? They’ll change their tunes when they see Zerubbabel setting the last stone in place!” Zechariah 4:10 (The Message)
We dream and believe with you for the things He asks of you and together we will trust Him to accomplish His plans. The adventure of faith is a thrilling way to live because we know our God keeps His Word to each one of us.
Thank you for your prayers and monthly support. Together we are impacting lives through your partnership.
Tanzania for Jesus!
Joel and Sally