Bible College Dream Became True – Tanzania
We are absolutely excited to let you know that a big dream has come true! We have established 3 GAM Mobile Bible School Centres in Tanzania,-specifically in Arusha, Dodoma and Karagwe-Bukoba, with an average of 14 students per College. Most East African governments now require at least a certificate from pastors and Christian workers in order to continue their ministry otherwise they will have to close down. We hire a building for our Mobile Colleges and can therefore run it on a low-cost basis (three times cheaper than those on campus). This also means that the students don’t have to live there but can go home to their families overnight which has many different benefits. We are offering a Certificate Course, Diploma Course, Bachelor Degree Course and a Master Degree Course. We use curriculums from an American Bible College, the one our African director achieved his doctorate from. We also integrate our own material. All of our GAM Colleges as well as the courses are recognised and acknowledged by the government. We also want to congratulate our GAM Africa director Robert Ng’araga, for having completed the Doctorate Degree in Biblical Studies with excellent results. He is supervising the schools. We hope to establish more Colleges in the country so that many more can have the opportunity to receive a biblical education. Africa is in great need of deeper Bible knowledge!
From a Hut to a Palace – Uganda
There are many desperate widows around, but by God’s grace we could minister practical help to one of the most desperate widows who has no offspring and her husband died a few years ago. She was abandoned and rejected by her family members. She has joined the church and gave her life to Jesus. Her house or rather hut, fell apart. We decided to pay and build her a new home. This was an overwhelming experience for her. Not only regarding the physical help, but also on the emotional level -that someone is actually interested in her needs after always being despised by everyone. We combined the celebration of the house with a public evangelistic event where many people including local governmental authorities came to attend. Praise God – Two women and five children gave their lives to the LORD! The widow expressed her explosive joy by dancing in front of everyone and people joined the church from that day onward. She loves her new palace 🙂 If your heart goes out to people like her, why not donate a small amount as a Christmas present for widows where we can help physically and spiritually.
Most Effective Widow Business - Tanzania
We have now found an extremely effective way for widows to establish a business for life. We have tried the pilot project for a few months now, for widows especially in the urban area, who at present earn their money with prostitution. We have equipped three widows with a huge bag of maize along with a selling stand. They keep half of the maize bag for themselves, and the other half they sell on the market and buy more maize, (or some other relevant product). This is a one-off investment of £50.- which gets them started. This then will provide them with an ongoing source of income. It will feed them and their children as well as keep them away from prostitution. It also establishes a sense of worth in their lives which they have been totally deprived of so far. We have over 140 widows on the waiting list.