www.tanzaniauk.org.uk charity no 1133490
News & Prayer letter March 2022
Well it was wonderful to see all that God is doing in Tanzania, after 2 years of not being able to visit because of the Covid Pandemic. Dr Laura and I went out in February. The Church is strong and growing. They are reaching out to communities far and wide with God’s love and are standing on the truth of the gospel of Jesus. It was lovely to see old friends and Tanzanian family of 30+ years, as well as to make new ones. After the social distancing in UK, I especially loved the hugs! God is being very kind to our Tanzanian partners, while around us there are a lot of struggles. I think their secret is that they have humbled themselves before God and are seeking to walk with Him. May we follow their example.
Samson has recovered from his road accident and is praying & preaching. Zeph is now fully into his national role as Director of Youth for Tanzania, as well as everything else he does: so please pray for him! The Tazama na Tunza Dispensary has filled my heart with joy. I am like a granny (which I am!) who has seen her children outgrow her! The biggest blessing to observe is their team-working: it is outstandingly good, with merging of professional boundaries to fit the needs of the patients. Yes, there is still work to be done and new skills to learn: but they are making such a difference to their community and patients are getting better, getting healed and seeing God’s love in action. The prayer house always seems to be full!
The Prayer House More good news stories to follow! Meanwhile if you live near Tameside, we are having a Tanzanian Evening 6.30- 8.30 this Friday 25th March at Hope Community Church, Mottram SK14 6NF: with food, singing, stories and games to update people on what God is doing among our Tanzanian partners.
Ruth Chorley 07854688373
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