Opportunity Meeting The Need

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Posted on July 11th, 2013.

President Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush recently visited Tanzania. President Bush in his presidency provided millions of dollars in aid for the prevention of HIV. President Obama declared, “Tanzania is a ‘partner’. Ultimately, the goal here is for Africa to build Africa for Africans, and our job is to be a partner in that process.”


J. Paul Bruton’s philosophy 55 years ago  was “Teaching Africans to Teach Africans.” From his early years in West Africa through his later years in East Africa, Paul Bruton invested his life and resources to raise up men and women of God. He planted churches, built Bible schools, conducted pastors’ training seminars, distributed sound systems, Bibles, bikes, as well as set up crusades for National evangelists.


The goal of African Moons is to recognize and implement “Opportunity meeting the need”. Looking at the needs of Tanzania, we see buildings to build at the Bible College, children to educate, water to provide and churches to build. God has given us opportunities to meet the needs we have encountered. The dorm is 75% complete and we are providing “Character is Important! materials to instill Godly character principles  that will help children become adults with integrity. The opportunity we have to invest in the people of Tanzania is exciting.

One of our great friends in Tanzania, Bishop Joshua Ngataiti went to be with the Lord yesterday. He was the first Masai to be saved in the Arusha area. His first church produced 25 pastors. He founded 40 Masai churches and became one of the powerful leaders of the Tanzanian Assemblies of God. He was a wonderful man. We will miss him. Although Bishop Joshua can never be replaced, there are other men who are being trained and raised up to fill in the gap and honor the legacy he has left behind to take the Gospel to Tanzania.

We trust God as we continue to reach out to our friends and pastors for the funds to complete the dorm. Please pray that God will move on the hearts of pastors we have visited.

During the summer months your support is greatly appreciated. You are prayer and financial partners – vital to the success of the vision of African Moons.

Together we will see God’s work accomplished in and through each of us.

Tanzania for Jesus!

Joel and Sally Vann

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