This week Tim made a quick three day trip to South Carolina to Bob Jones University.
Africa’s Hope was notified that they had three rooms of library shelving that they wanted to sell and we made the purchase.
Library shelves…ministry in Africa? Yes, we are always looking for items that can be used to place in the libraries of one or more of our 360+ Bible schools and training centers across Africa.
We cannot convey to you the excitement that these shipments are met with when they arrive in Africa at one of our schools. Once they are installed, the shelves are filled with books provided by Africa’s Hope to train and educate our pastors.
Spirit-empowered, Biblically trained leaders are the hope of Africa. These men and women will go into the places we cannot go, to unreached people groups that we do not have access to and take the Good News to them.
We want to thank all of you who have been faithfully praying for us during our 18 months of itineration. We appreciate your love and support.
We have received word that one of our ministry partners is going to put $12,000 in our cash fund next month; this will bring us to 100% of our cash budget raised! PTL!
Now, we will focus on raising the $900 a month we have left to raise in monthly support.
This breaks down to just 10 partners giving $90 a month or 20 partners giving only $45 monthly. This is doable! As we partner together we can see the Great Commission fulfilled.
Please pray and ask God if He would want you to partner with us to see the Kingdom of God established across the continent of Africa. We have thousands of national pastors and leaders being trained in over 360 Bible Schools and training centers to see that there is a church planted within walking distance of every African. We want to see the 867 unreached people groups of Africa reached with the Good News – join our team!!!
The Education Director for the Tanzania Assemblies of God, Jonas Mkoba, was recently in the states and we were able to spend time with him on several occasions.
He shared news with us concerning the growth of the national church in Tanzania. It was very gratifying to hear about what God is doing in Tanzania. The youth of TZ bought a car for one of their national missionaries in another country; done STL style just like the A/G youth in the U.S.
The number of churches and training centers continue to increase as each local church becomes actively involved in planting new churches. Our pastors and leaders see the value of education and many of our pastors and leaders are not only pursuing their degrees, but are going on to receive their Masters and even PhD. Tanzania is a model for the rest of Africa to follow; we are thankful for the opportunity we had of being missionaries there in that great country and partnering with the National Church for about 11 years.
Good reports are also a part of serving with Africa’s Hope as well. Our partners here in the states are helping with generous donations to see all of our training books printed in over a dozen languages and we have plans for 5-6 more POD (Print On Demand) Systems to be placed strategically across Africa. Bible schools are being started, furnished, equipped and accredited across the continent. We have over 20,000 pastors and leaders being trained to reach their cities and villages with the Good News. We praise God for His blessing upon Africa even as we continue to fight spiritual strongholds and do spiritual warfare for the 867 unreached people groups who live in Africa and have yet to hear the Good News.