February Newsletter

General Latest News

It is always exciting to look back and see what great things God has done. 

Sipha is one young lady that African Moons has awarded with educational scholarships for the past years. When you give, you are investing in the lives of young people who are being positioned to make a difference in their world.

Sipha Alphonce Rajabu was five years old when she was brought to Shalom Centre Orphanage. Her father died and her mother remarried. The new husband wanted his own children. So Sipha was given to an Aunt to raise. But the Aunt was not able to provide for Sipha and took her to Shalom Centre.  

Throughout her early school days she was always at the top of her class. She loves painting but her dream was always of becoming a doctor. 

She is now 22 and attending Southern Highland College of Health and Science where she is enrolled in a  three-year study program in Clinical Medicine. She has this year left to become a clinical officer. Then she plans to begin her five year degree program to obtain her medical license. 

We want to share her recent email as she faced year-end exams and the excitement that followed….

 “Am with a joyous heart thanking God for my examination results, I didn’t deserve this,  it’s just by His grace. Our August end of semester 2 exams leaked so the results were cancelled.  The National Council of Technical Education( NACTE) came up with a conclusion of repeating the exams, putting our 3rd year studies on hold. They gave us 6 weeks of preparation before repeating the exams.

On December last year we repeated Theory Exams for 3 days long, the exams were so difficult that I became worried of the results, I thought I would end up with supplementaries. On receiving the results I was shocked because I didn’t expect what I got. I didn’t get any supplementary and I scored a first class GPA and became the best student in our class.

 I really thank God because sitting for supplementary exams need payment, therefore this amount is saved. Now am going back to college to finish up the last year for my diploma studies which will be finished on December this year. After finishing I would like to proceed with bachelor so as to become a Medical Doctor. Thank you so much for your support,  may God Almighty bless you. Deuteronomy 28:3-6.”   Sipha

Phase II Dormitory update!  The materials for the Ground Floor are being delivered to our storeroom and the work schedule estimates completion in six weeks. For this phase it will take 9500 cement blocks, 240 bags of cement, 166 pieces of steel, 84 tons of sand, 168 tons of aggregates and other industrial materials. 

What this means is the dorm rooms will be set, the walls will go up, the steel will be placed for the columns, stairs and slab for the first floor. In Africa most refer to the floors as Ground, First and Second Floor – three floors. We plan to be in Arusha in a few weeks as the Ground Floor is being completed and the start of the First Floor. This will be so exciting! Thank you for partnering with us! 

The seeds you have planted in the outreach of African Moons are producing a harvest beyond our expectations. As we sign off the words of this old Gospel tune run through our heads:

“Little is much when God is in it!
Labor not for wealth or fame.
There’s a crown-and you can win it,
If you go in Jesus’ Name.”

~ Kittie Louise Suffield (1884-1972)

Much like the disciples said to Jesus in Matthew 14:17, we have said,  “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” But we all know that God is in it!

Thank you for your prayers and financial gifts. We are so thankful for each one of you. None of this is possible without God’s family working together. 

Tanzania for Jesus!
Joel & Sally

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