The summer months have been packed, and they have flown by. Here is a brief recap of what God has done!
On June 4, Kellie and I celebrated six years of marriage! We had the Wyatts keep Landon overnight, and Kellie and I were able to go up the mountain to this nice lodge, which has a great view of the city. I’m thankful for the family that God has given me and that Kellie was willing to follow me here to Tanzania.
Since the Wyatts are on furlough, I have paused my piano classes for the next few months. I have been very pleased with the progress that my students are making. I had two additional folding pianos brought over with the Stadium Crusade group in July, and those have proven to be a blessing to both my classes and the church.
On June 11, we held another Kids’ Day. There were 270 in attendance, with 27 of those trusting in Christ for salvation! Faith Baptist Church celebrated 20 years on June 19! Dr. and Mrs. Ray Young were our honored guests for this special event! Dr. Young preached for us multiple times during his time here. We held revival services leading up to our first graduation ceremony for Faith Baptist College! We had two staff men graduate. Dr. Young also preached for our Anniversary Service. There were over 1,800 people in attendance that day, with over 100 salvations and 5 baptisms.
We had the privilege of hosting the Youngs for dinner in our home. Kellie took many of Mrs. Young’s classes during her years in college, and the two had a great time catching up.
July is always one of our busiest months as we prepare for our biggest outreach ministry of the year: the Tanzanian Stadium Crusade. We had a college student from Virginia, Tiohna, intern with Faith Baptist Church. She was a huge blessing to the Wyatts and to us, as she willingly did whatever was asked of her. She and Kellie clicked right away and had a ton of fun together! Kellie and I had the opportunity to be a part of the special music during the halftime show for the Stadium Crusade. This is the first time that the church choir and the visiting group sang together for this event. We sang to over 3,000 people, and it was a little intimidating. We saw 673 people trust Christ for salvation! Thank you for all of the prayers for this ministry! Thank you to Desert Gateway Baptist Church for coming over and being a part of this day!
Soccer Sunday is always held at church the following day. Every soccer team in attendance with more than 10 members receives a free soccer ball and pump. There were over 1,600 people in attendance that day, with 113 salvations!
We have had record numbers at church this year. We are averaging over 600 people in church every Sunday! Pastor Wyatt even asked me to have six more pews made for the church! What a great problem to have—not enough pews to seat everybody.
Landon had a blast having Grandpa visit from Iowa. My dad has done every video for the Stadium Crusade except the one in 2020. Kellie and I loved seeing Landon bond with his grandpa. We hate that family has to miss so much of Landon growing up, but we are thankful for FaceTime, which helps keep us connected.
By the time you read this letter, Kellie and I will have already started our Swahili lessons. We decided at the beginning of the year, after the container arrived and we moved into our house, that when the Wyatts left on furlough is when we would start formally learning Swahili. We have hired a private tutor, who comes to our house Tuesday through Friday. We have also hired a young lady from church to be Landon’s nanny and to help Kellie out with the household chores. Our lessons are six hours long Tuesday through Friday, and while language school isn’t a physically demanding job, it is very much a mental one. Kellie and I were both exhausted after our first day. Having someone in our home caring for Landon is difficult for Kellie. She loves being a stay-at-home mom, and this transition, while temporary, isn’t easy for her.
Please pray for us as we learn the language. I have learned some Swahili just by being around the men at church and from doing transactions in town. We would love to be somewhat conversational by the time the Wyatts return in January! Pray for Landon as he adjusts to having a nanny and for Kellie as well.
Thank you for your prayers and support that make all of this possible. We are honored to be able to serve the Lord here in this wonderful ministry!
Your missionaries to Tanzania,
Montana, Kellie, and Landon Morrow