FAITH COLLEGE–TABORA was started on Saturday, October 6, exactly 11 years to the day that Faith College–Morogoro was started. Although we do not need fleeces when God leads, it is extra special when He makes His will crystal clear by unique circumstances that can only be arranged by Him. The date had already been set when we were looking over the schedule that had been used in Morogoro for the first class there. We noticed the date and realized it was the same date and also was on a Saturday. Although we are not much for figuring out the probability of that happening, we’re pretty sure the odds are significant. Our prayer is for the Lord to do it again and again and again! The first class for all students wanting to join Faith College is a class on evangelism. What a blessing that class has already been to the students themselves, to Faith Baptist Church, and to those who have trusted Christ as their own personal Saviour since that day. As a result of the young believers getting out and witnessing to their friends and neighbors, there has been an increase in the number of visitors to the church and folks trusting Christ. A few of those visitors have even begun the discipleship lessons after having trusted Christ.
Please pray with us about the logistical and spiritual aspects of Faith College–Tabora and that God in His grace would touch the lives of many believers here in Tabora and mold them into the image of Christ.
FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH–NDEVELWA will be holding its Covenant-Signing Service on January 6, exactly 16 years to the day Faith Baptist Church—Morogoro was started. DO IT AGAIN, LORD! This is a village church about 13 miles from the city church, FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH–TABORA, which was reorganized about 2 years ago. There has been preaching on the Statement of Faith for over a year. A baptistry has been built, and a 1,000-liter water tank, together with rain guttering, has already been donated to harvest rain water. There is no city water anywhere near this church. Up until now, the new believers have been baptized at FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH–TABORA. We believe there will be many visitors to this service from the villages around it. Please pray that the Lord would, in His marvelous grace, bless and lead the services that day, with many trusting Christ and being baptized, and that He would very clearly raise up, there in Ndevelwa, a Tanzanian pastor “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”
Here we are at the end of another year, and as we emphasized in our last update, “Where has the time gone?” The year 2018 was a wonderful one of growth, both spiritually and numerically, in all of the ministries here in Tabora. Our prayer is, “Do it again, Lord, in 2019!” We are so thankful for all of you who take a moment to pray for our family and the ministries in which we are involved and for all who are able to have a part financially. Please pray with us that we would continually recognize our need for God’s grace in our lives so that HE receives all the glory for all that is done.
We also want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and God’s richest blessings in the coming New Year. Send us a note, and let us know what God is doing in your lives. Grace to you!