I’m not going to try to pretend that this update is not severely overdue. Thank you for your patience as we spent the holidays with our families, packed up what we wanted to bring back with us, said goodbye to our loved ones, traveled back to our house and ministry, and started settling back into our routine. We had a great time spending Thanksgiving in Iowa with my family and then spending Christmas in Illinois with Kellie’s. We are thankful that we were able to witness Kellie’s youngest sister get engaged on Christmas Day! The wedding is set for this June, and it does make us sad that we’ll have to miss the event.
Thank you to everyone who allowed us to share what God has been doing since we moved in 2021. It’s hard to believe that we are starting our third year on the field soon! Living here isn’t always easy, but we know that this is where we are supposed to be.
We are thankful for the people who paused their personal lives to help cover our furlough. We know the Wyatts appreciated having the help while we were gone. Landon was so excited to return back to Tanzania and his house. All the way back from the international airport in Dar es Salaam, he kept asking if we were back in Tanzania yet. We are glad to be back as well, but adjusting to the year-round heat again is going to take some time.
The week before we left, Landon really wanted it to snow. So, before bed one night, Kellie helped Landon pray for snow. She told him that he would probably have to wait a few days, as snow was forecasted that week. The Monday before we flew out, it snowed overnight, and we got 16 inches of snow! Landon was so happy that God had answered his prayer! The snow did concern us with canceled flights, but we were able to make our scheduled departure that Thursday.
We were pleased to hear that our Sunday school classes had a steady attendance during our absence. Mrs. Wyatt purposely didn’t tell us that we broke 100 in attendance between all three English Sunday school classes! I had moved my Teen Class into a new outdoor building a few weeks before we left, and now I’m looking to expand my classroom to make more room. I am working on building my relationship with the Morogoro International School here. Most of my Sunday school teens attend school there, but there are plenty of students who don’t come to church.
The ministries here are still going strong. My Bible Club attendance is averaging between 45 – 50. Kellie’s nursery workers still faithfully help watch the kids each and every week. We are thankful for the church members who stayed faithful to their ministries while we were gone. It takes a team of believers to keep the work of Christ going! This past week, I had the privilege of leading the Masai Bible Study, and one man trusted in Christ for salvation! There were 22 children who attended Kids’ Day, who also trusted God!!
Even though we already miss our friends and families, the ease and convenience of shopping, and the cold weather (never thought we’d say that), we are glad to be back in our spot here at Faith Baptist Church. We are already looking forward to our next furlough where we can share more of what God is doing! We are thankful to have you guys as part of our team! As we told many of you after each visit, we literally could not serve here in Tanzania without your help!
Your missionaries to Tanzania,
Montana, Kellie, and Landon Morrow
So much luggage!
First Sunday back!
Landon and Grandpa playing in the snow!