Update from our mission partners Tanzania (UK) Trust, March 2021
The Church continues to grow with Father God bringing new people every day from the
community. The Church is about 1,100 in membership now. They have also changed their Elders’ system so that there is more turnover of elders, with new, younger elders bringing much needed support to the church. And they continue with Mission and Church planting in unreached areas.
COVID has returned to Tanzania and some of our friends and family have died. The
Government called for another 3 days of prayer and fasting, calling on God’s mercy. However, to overcome the element of fear, the Government encourages life to carry on as usual, using precautions. So schools, markets, churches and businesses are open as usual. Many have had Covid and recovered including the Mkuyu family.
The Health Centre Tazama na Tunza (TTD) is now open 24 hours to meet the needs of increased numbers (up to 90+ a day) and those who are ill and arrive in the evening are still being treated late in the evening. The staff are all in agreement with this and their wages have increased minimally to cover this.
Pray that the Mothers' Unit scanner, that has been delayed due to the Covid in coming from China, will be delivered by the end of the month. Pray also that the Mothers' Unit fridge from the Government will arrive—we are still waiting and are presently using a neighbour’s Government fridge.
Zeph has a new job as well as being a pastor and overseeing the Church, TTD and School: he is National Co-Ordinator of the Pastors' Children's Fellowship covering about 20,000 children. This national role comes without a wage rise (as is usual in their church). His old car went towards the Church School transport, so he is without a car and has to call motorbike taxis for transport to his meetings and church work.
If you would like to support Zeph’s purchase of a fit-for-purpose, sturdy, pre-used car: please pray about donating for this:
Tanzania (UK) Trust 08-92-99, a/c 65382637
PRAISE GOD FOR TANZANIA’S RESPONSE FOR THE CALL TO HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND TO PRAY