The Life Of Moses and More Muslims Coming To Know Jesus

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!

Lakendria & Kelli Going To Get Water

Moses paying to get some water

Moses paying to get some soap.

Moses and I washing dishes (learned you can use a little dirt to create a scouring pad)

 

Moses breaking out the sewing machine (showing a little foot-pedal and hand coordination skills)

 

Moses and his soccer team getting ready for a little competition. (He's got skills & shirts vs skins is universal)

Moses, His Brother & Mother

Me and Pastor Kulola having a conversation (not sure what I was saying, but it appears to be animated)

Pic that LaKendria had taken of the Chalkboard in one of the classrooms prior to our departure.

Share any thoughts from the video or post in general. Do you have any questions or comments for me? Thinking about sponsoring a child from Tanzania? Don’t just think about it, do it for the price of a cup of coffee a day you can change a kids life. Click Here, to sponsor a child right now!

  • www.jonesbones5.com

    What an amazing testimony of the power of the church in the community.  Thanks for your words, for the video and the pics, the scripture and giving your time to speak up for the children! 

    • ScottWilliams

      I totally agree… the church being the church and taking care of children is drawing people closer to God.

  • Chris

    I sponsor a child in Arusha, Tanzania.  I never thought about the far reaching impact of sponsoring just one child.  what a blessing to spend a day with these families and I pray that someday I have that opportunity. thank you for the video.

    • ScottWilliams

      I pray that same thing for you Chris…  It has been a blessing & I agree w/ you Pastor Kulola spoke a powerful message.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=418470 Craig Smith

    When will you be in Dodoma?

    • ScottWilliams

      Not sure…

  • http://blessedtobeahomemakingmom.blogspot.com/ Yvonne

    “being a sponsor is a compass that’s helping to change people’s life-direction for an eternity.” – I love this! Each one of us can make the difference in one child’s life. And that one child can make a difference in his/her family and ultimately their community. Thank you for sharing about your trip!

    • ScottWilliams

      Thanks for the comment…  The one child being sponsored makes a huge impact on the rest of the family. Generations are changed because of it.

  • Stephanie

    Scott- I really enjoyed your post today. I have 8 Compassion children in Tanzania and will be visiting there again this fall. It is an amazing place with absolutely beautiful people and God is moving in that country. I know you’re seeing that day by day. Thanks for the video and photos, too.  May their church continue to grow and reach out to all in that community. I pray MANY people will be moved by what you and the other bloggers are posting and that all the centers you visit will find sponsors for  their unsponsored children!! It seems to be working so far :-) God bless you!

    • ScottWilliams

      We have the exact same prayer… That is awesome that you sponsor 8 children from Tanzania. We spent some time w/ the Country Director and staff today. (Extremely impressed with his leadership) 

      So far so good, may God tug on the hearts of his people to make a difference.

  • http://www.monarcharps.com/virginia-plastic-surgeon.html Lady Browder

    I were truly blessed by our time with Moses and his family.

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