Friends, you helped to launch something new this last year. 3 Tanzanian young adults and 2 American young adults living and working together in Christian community, making disciples who make disciples. The 5 of us prayed together, cooked together, ate together, worked together, loved our neighbors, and helped them to become disciples.
It surpassed my wildest dreams.
All 5 residents’ lives were transformed (see more here: Resident Transformation ).
We helped many of our neighbors to understand that the prosperity gospel is false, and therefore, the hardships of their lives do not mean that God does not favor them. This brought new hope to many, and they returned to God.
2 neighbors decided to follow Jesus for the first time and were baptized.
After a lot of trial and error, we started a house church. They continue to meet every Friday at 4 pm.
Kikundi cha Faraja House Church
After our trial phase ended, one of the residents chose to continue living in the same area, so that she could continue loving her neighbors and pastoring the house church.
And on June 21st, we found a way to save a precious 15-month-old girl who was at death’s door, due to malnutrition.
Its amazing to see how serious God is about making this world new.
In 2022, we are building on this success by increasing the number of community members from 5 to 10. The 2022 community will have 5 members from Tanzania, 4 members from the United States, and 1 member from Mexico.
(2 of these members will be joining us in September and we are still looking for them. Therefore only 8 pictured above)
Instead of the temporary, “trial phase” community that we launched last year, this community will be permanent and year-round, with all community members committing to 12 months of living in community.
Davis and Veronica fell in love during their time as residents of QuadW Tarime 2021 (see their love story here: Nakupenda) and will be married on February 5th, here in Tanzania. Together, they will be site directors for the 2022 community.
We will build on what we learned in 2021 about starting a house church, and we will start several more in 2022. Our goal is for every house church to in turn plant new house churches as more and more of our neighbors find new hope in Jesus.
We need your help with this expansion. I’m hoping to raise $5,000 by the end of this year to help us to start off on firm footing in 2022. I’m asking you for a donation of any size to help us towards this.
Feel free to donate in whichever way is easiest for you.
Official Donation Page: https://www.wesleycollegetzfoundation.com/quiet-heroes
If you would prefer to send a check, you can mail it to:
Wesley College Foundation
ATTN: John C. West, CPA
1872 Lake Ridge Road
Birmingham, AL 35216
Write “Tanzania Christian Community” on the memo line
After you donate, I will contact you immediately with a confirmation that it was received, and I will let you know how close we are towards our $5,000 goal.
Thank you for helping to make this a reality, friends. I’m looking forward to what God will use us to do in 2022.
P.S. Veronica and I are trying to put together a simple, inexpensive honeymoon. To give to it, you can click here: https://www.travelersjoy.com/davisandveronica/