It’s day 3 of the #Compassion #Tanzania bloggers trip. Today we visited the Evangelistic Assemblies Of God Tanzania (EAGT) Project in the community of Lumula/Mwanza Tanzania. Just like every project, we were greeted with a warm welcome and the kids were especially cheerful, happy, joyful, energetic, singing and really helped us to kick the day off with big smiles on our faces. I was personally moved by the spirit and the power in the atmosphere of this project… Clearly felt God’s presence.
Today we took part in what is called, “The Day In The Life” of a Compassion Child. We visited the house of Moses and although we didn’t see a burning bush on the way to his house we did see the misery of the people in Moses’ community. I didn’t hear him say it; however I believe he was thinking “Let My People Go!” Moses is a 10-year-old young man in the EAGT project. Moses lives with his father, mother and 3 siblings.
We spent the morning completing the exact chores that Moses and his family do on a daily basis. These chores included going to town to buy soap and water, washing dishes, preparing the meal and Moses tending his small garden and his cuckoos. Cukoo means chicken in Swahili. Moses is an awesome kid with some great talents; everything from playing soccer, running, to keeping the family tradition of his father and learning to become a seamstress. Moses and his 19-year-old brother Lousobya both sewed and were very mannerable and giving young men.
My wife and I were truly blessed by our time with Moses and his family. When I asked his mother what were her dreams for Moses, her response was simple and yet powerful, “I want Moses to be what God intends for him to be.” Isn’t that the dream for all of us, for us to put all of our chips on the table, work hard, leave it on the field, not make excuses and reach our God potential. Moses’ Compassion Sponsor is helping Moses reach his God potential. As a result of compassion, Moses has a relationship with the Lord and loves singing, playing, reading his Bible and memorizing Bible verses.
Once we left Moses’ home, we went back to the EAGT Project. I had the opportunity to spend some time with Pastor Daniel Kulola, who is the Pastor for the EAGT Project. Pastor Kulola is a gifted leader and has responsibility for over 600 churches in his region. Of the many things that stood out to me today, there is one thing in particular that I wanted to share with you. I wanted to share the impact that Pastor Kulola’s leadership partnered with the Compassion Project has had on their community and the Kingdom Of God.
Pastor Kulola can say it better than I can, so watch this short 3 min. video below and afterwards read my closing comments and pictures of the day at the bottom.
This scripture below sums up what Pastor Kulola said in the video, many people from the community are coming to church and coming to know Jesus first because they hear the stories, see the acts of love and compassion, see people being the hands and feet of Christ for those that they don’t know. Secondly, they see and experience the Good News for themselves and come to know Jesus.
Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers. They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world. John 4:39-42
My friends, there is power in your testimony, power in your story and power in living out your faith. Muslims are coming to know Jesus because of what they see in the lives of their children and the generosity of strangers. As a matter of fact one of Moses’ compassion teachers Jackobo converted from Islam to Christianity and his story is helping to reach others.
Being a Compassion Sponsor isn’t simply about feeding, educating and making a difference in the lives of the sponsored child… being a sponsor is a compass that’s helping to change people’s life-direction for an eternity. If you want to sponsor one of the kids from the EAGT Project that we visited today Click Here. If you would like to sponsor a child from anywhere in Tanzania Click here.
Share your thoughts on Pastor Kulola’s comments in the video above. What do you think about their amazing growth in less than 2 years?
My prayer for my children, your children, the children of this region, my family and the family of everyone reading this post is, “That you may reach your God Potential!”
Pics. of the day!
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