Saturday, June 19, 2010

Great Week in Morogoro

We had a great week in Morogoro! The pastors and their wives there were so excited about what we taught them.

We try to use a lot of visual aids as we teach. Rhett and Megan have very creative ideas for the visual aids for their lessons (high five for all of the school teachers out there). One woman said that after we leave that they may not remember all that we taught but they will remember the visual illustrations and principles from them.

One of the more experienced pastors, who also speaks English, came to speak to us at lunch one day. He said that he had been to a lot of seminars there on discipleship, leadership, the Holy Spirit, and others but our teaching was rare. They all expressed how much the families of Tanzania need this message. As with all of our conferences over here, they pleaded with us to return.

The people here are so appreciative of the teaching that we bring and the Bibles we give them and the notebook of lessons. Thanks to all of you who help us come here!

The funds we raise also pay for them to come stay at the place where we have the conference, a "hotel." They are there for a week without their children (except the infants) and having someone else cook. They told us it was like being on a honeymoon. Thanks for providing this opportunity to people who could never afford to do that on their own.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

In Morogoro, Tanzania

We made it safely to Tanzania on Friday morning. We were very tired but were able to rest all day on Friday and Saturday. We traveled by bus to Morogoro on Sunday. The ride was a 3 hour ride that turned into 4 hours. We were very glad to get there!

Morogoro is at the base of a small mountain range. What a sight to see palm trees with the mountains in the background. But it is warm and humid here like it is in Dar es Salaam. It gets a little cooler at night. We do have air conditioning here .... if the power is on.

We are all well and rested most of the time.

The conference started on Monday morning. We have at least 80 here, the number we were expecting. The group is very attentive and asking lots of questions. We spent a lot of time discussing Adam and Eve!

We hope to put some pictures up soon.