This past week, Tanzania experienced the most closely contested election in it's national history. The election came and went (relatively) peacefully in our area. The results were controversial with both candidates claiming victory. Many Tanzanians are feeling quite upset with the political process. The situation warrants keeping an eye on, especially in Zanzibar, but for now peace is reigning. Thank you for the prayers this week. Please continue to keep the country in those prayers.
After taking a hiatus due to a packed calendar, the area evangelists resumed their monthly meetings this week. On these occasions the brethren hold each other accountable for their efforts, and make plans for future collaborations. It is one of the things that I like most about how the churches here cooperate together.
Meanwhile the 4th quarter of the school year continues. I'm teaching a course on 1 and 2 Thessalonians. It has been a joy to watch these men grow throughout their first year of study. By this point they have a good idea of what is expected of them and how the school works.
This week I have the pleasure of kicking off the Spiritual Disciplines Seminar at the Monduli congregation. This will actually be the first time that I've had the opportunity to visit with the brethren there, so it is an extra-special treat for me. Our new teammate, Justin Maynard, is coming along also. I'm training Justin to take my place in the seminar when I go away on furlough. During that time, he will have the opportunity to take the seminar to Maji ya Chai and Kwa Morambo.
Furlough is coming up soon, so if you would like a visit, then please contact me so that I can get you on the schedule. I'd love to tell you about the great things that God is doing here.