A new congregation isn’t the only exciting news for our companions in Tanzania!
This was the caption that Pastor Tewele from Bomalang’ombe wrote on a recent Facebook post celebrating the finishing touches on the house for Evangelist Winford Mlimakifi at the Nyamatonga Preaching Point. Nyamatonga is the most remote preaching point at Bomalang’ombe, high up on a hill away from the village. They were able to use some of the funds raised during our Lenten Offering and annual Tanzania Dinner to purchase materials to plaster the walls, put in a cement floor, and install solar electricity! The solar electricity was installed by the Evangelist for the Bomalang’ombe Preaching Point, Festo Longo, who is also an electrician.
The congregations of Bomalang’ombe and Vikongwa have an ambitious 3-year plan to provide and complete evangelist housing, as well as make improvements to the preaching point and church buildings. Some of the preaching points are a significant distance away from the village and housing allows the Evangelists to serve their members more effectively and efficiently. Building projects also provide jobs and are an evangelism tool – they signal to other village residents that something exciting is happening and makes them curious to learn more. This gives our companions that chance to share God’s Good News with their neighbors. Prince of Peace helps support a portion of the congregational building projects through our Global Missions budget, special Lenten offerings and some of the annual Tanzania Dinner proceeds.
We also have a Love Let Go proposal that requests additional funds needed to support the 3-year plan for these rapidly growing ministries.
Thanks be to God for this exciting news from our companions! Here are some pictures to show progress: