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TAKING THE GOSPEL TO TANZANIA


Taking the Gospel to Tanzania

 

Short Report 2/21

Posted: 21 Feb 2021 03:13 PM PST

 
Grace and Peace to you friends. 

I hope this note finds you well, and your faith thriving.  Today I want to share with you the following update from Ahimidiwe Kimaro, the local director of the Andrew Connally School of Preaching:

           "We thank our Lord for great things is doing in his Kingdom. Although the world is living in most discouraging time, everyone is worried. But we forget that God is the master planner for our later days, whether is this life or the life to come. We should realize that God is the controller of this life and life to come. ITimothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come. This is the first quarter for the new students just enrolled this year. This year  we were able to enroll fourteen students. Most of these students are natives, except one from Kagiado Kenya. As most of you may know, we are suffering in East Africa from corona viruses just as most countries in the world. Corona has become a hindrance of recruitment of students. Most foreign students from Kenya, Uganda and Malawi that we were expecting couldn’t cross their borders due to high cost and restrictions that are in borders. But also you should consider Tanzania in your prayers due the high rate of new corona spreading rapidly.

"In the first year class we have the following instructors:
  • Losotwa Michael teaching Writing Skills.
  • Desidery Masawe teaching Old Testament 1 (Genesis)
  • Josephat Masawe teaching How we got the Bible
  • Ahimidiwe Kimaro teaching How to Interpret the Bible
  • and later brothers David Hall and Peter Kamatula will teach short courses.
"In the same way the second year is in class. All sixteen are back to school, regardless of corona restrictions. But I believe what the Philipians 4:13 says. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

"In other sad news, we lost one of our graduate brother Asher Mbasha. Mbasha was a man of faith that all christians can follow. Asher was preaching at Boma Ng’ombe, Kilimanjaro. Asher was baptized in 1998, but this man received a bible tract in 1988 from missionaries who were passing by. He kept it in his Bible for ten years.  One day he read it and started looking for the church.  May God comfort his family and the church at Boma Ng’ombe at this sad time.  Also the Andrew Connally School Of Preaching has lost a former worker and sister, Grace Jang’andu we are expecting to burry her on Monday God willing.

"Please in your daily prayers remember us and this work.  Thank you very much for reading and supporting this work."


Let me join with Ahimidiwe in seeking your prayers over the issues mentioned in his letter.  Also, I plan to be in the Dallas/Fort Worth area this weekend (Feb 28), but I don't have an appointment for the Sunday evening service yet.  Are you connected with a congregation in that area that would be willing to hear more about the work in Tanzania?  Let me know; I'd love to come by!

Till all have heard,

Daniel Gaines
Mission Coordinator
Tanzania Missions

 

BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES!


We are now broadcasting Sunday morning Bible study ay 9:30 AM (in addition to Wednesday PM) on Facebook live.  Mike Moss is continuing his study in the book of Acts.  Plan now to join us for Bible study each Sunday and Wednesday!

 

 

 

ONLINE GIVING IS NOW AVAILABLE (TITHE.LY)


We are now able to accept contributions and donations online. This is a capability that we believe is going to be very beneficial both now, and even in the future when things get back to normal. Here are a few of the benefits:

YOU CAN MAKE A CONTRIBUTION OR DONATION HERE:

https://tithe.ly/give?c=1322070

 

 

DO YOU HAVE A MEMBER ACCOUNT?


Attention:  36th Street Members

Our website contains much useful information for you as a member of the 36th street congregation.  We are updating and improving www.36thstreetchurch.com on an ongoing basis.

In order for you to take advantage of the full (members-only) benefits of the site, you need to set up a personal account on the site.  It's easy to do - just go to the homepage of the website and click on the 'MEMBERS' tab and select 'REGISTER' from the drop-down menu.  You will need to complete the form there and set up a username and password.  Your request will be forwarded to a web administrator, who will review the form and set you up in the system.

We encourage you to access the website and see how it can benefit you.

Monday, March 01, 2021


“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”(Daily Reading, ESV)