Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tanzanian Prayer Needs

Changed from Glory into Glory

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from

the Lord, who is the Spirit

2 Corinthians 3:18

The people we meet in Tanzania have been a blessing to us. Weekly I received an email from someone we met in the ELVD. This week I received one from Christina. Christina was someone who cooked for us every day in Kahama. She took time from her work to cook two meals a day for a group of about 20 people for the entire time we were on our mission. Now, I want you to know that cooking is not on electric stoves but often over a fire in the back yard. She was a joy to be around, always a smile. She truly reflected the glory of God.
People tell me I would like to go on a Mission trip but I can’t do anything. “No special skills required”, we can use the talents God gave you. Can you hold a baby?, can you read a story to a third grade? Can you hold a hammer? Think about joining us on the trip in 2011.There you will met some the people of the Sukuma Tribe. There are still people living in this area who have not heard the name Jesus or have heard of His love for them. PRAYER:

Thank you Father, for individuals like Christina who share the talents and gifts you gave them . Thank you the chance we have to outreach with the ELVD in sharing the gospel to the people living in the diocese in Tanzania. Thank you for the thousand who have come you know your name and become part of your family. It is so easy to see Your hand and grace in this ministry to the tribes living in the area. We thank you for the partnership the Mid-South District (LCMS) has with the (ELVD) and the blessings that have resulted in this marriage.

We ask for prayers for:

o Funds to support the seminary education for the 10 men requesting to attend
o Continuing support of the partnership and expanded outreach to the Sukuma people
o For the Church Plant Ministry (CPM)
o For those congregation worshiping in churches with no roofs
o That you will allow God to use your gifts to share the Gospel
o For our plans for 2011 mission trip to Tanzania