African Moons UpdatePosted on June 11th, 2013.
Wow, there is so much on the horizon. Government public schools are open to us! The children of Arusha are ready to receive materials, books, supplies – you name it. The Tanzanian government has allowed us to take teams of educators and teach Character is Important! We have already talked about “Children’s Crusades” with the local pastors! We know that blessing the children in the public schools will lead them to come to an exciting day of music, puppets and hearing God’s love for them. This is all before us. There is another Character is Important! trip being planned for this fall!
Then through the Tanzania Assemblies of God we have tremendous opportunities to prepare men and women to preach the Good News. That is why the Arusha Bible College needs to be expanded to accommodate the students waiting to enroll. There are currently 100 students enrolled. The new dormitory is vital to the campus.
Just a few days ago, General Superintendent Barnabas Mtokambali was in Dallas. We met for dinner and he thanked us for what we are doing to help them win Tanzania for Jesus. He shared in detail the vision he has for the preaching of the Gospel in every town and village of Tanzania. The plans are driven by the number of pastors and churches that are raised up. We believe that through our partners African Moons can scholarship more students, equip graduates, help build churches and see Tanzania won for Christ!
Everyday we are praying for the remaining funds to finish the dormitory. Pastors we have called say they aren’t able to help us. We are ready to present the need to anyone and any church that wants to help. We are trusting God. Please pray that we will finish the dorm by this summer.
What can you do? Pray. Our contractor in Arusha, Sanford Kombe, is reviewing the work that needs to be done and the cost. Everyday prices change. We so desperately want to see the dorm completed and occupied. Pray that the people who can meet this need will step up and invest in the lives of these students.
Author, Mark Batterson writes in his recent book, The Circle Maker about circling our prayers with Scripture. We are reminded of the promise given to us when we began African Moons and the dorm project:
“Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD GOD, my God, is with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished. I Chronicles 2:29 TLB
You are in our prayer circle. We call your names out to God and pray for health, provision and wholeness; God bless you as we stand together as members of God’s family.
Tanzania for Jesus!
Joel & Sally