Tanzania, Africa 2018

Next Steps Program

Mission's Ministry

Tanzania, Africa: Tears streamed down children's faces. Local tribesmen removed charmed jewelry and devoted their lives to God because of what they saw walking by an apostolic service. Translators received the Holy Ghost as they ministered to others and sought God personally.... God has made an eternal impact in the lives of national Tanzanians and those that came to serve as Global Christians.

  • 108 Souls filled with the Holy Ghost for the first time.
  • 87 Souls baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of their sins.
  • 78 Souls claimed Healing.
  • 128 Souls claimed "Great Works."

During personal devotion and tongues of interpretation, God began to reveal His heartbeat and speak to me personally.

"My fields are white and ready for harvest. What are you going to do about it?"

"There is a work to be done and there is not time to waste."

I have pondered my experience in Tanzania, Africa and I am so thankful to be called to go. It is an honor and responsibility to be called into His harvest and bear fruit in deeper waters. Equally, it is humbling to know the One who walks on waters has called us "...a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." (1 Peter 2:9) People in this world are dying for a light that will shine brighter toward the One that can give them life. God asked, "How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent?" (Romans 10:14-15)

My prayer and my passion are found in Isaiah's response (6:8), "Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me."

Community Ministry

Jesus was continually found outside the four walls, called friend of publicans and sinners, and the bread of life for the five thousand that were hungry and weary near the Sea of Galilee. Next Steps Attendees, AIMers, and the Host Missionaries were involved in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), Math, and Music to children and youth in local English speaking schools and a local church. We assisted briefly with building a Play Structure for the children to enjoy and visited a local orphanage to spend time with and show the love of God to children. Holding a child found in a cage and children diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were only pieces of the promise that God has called to bring restoration to Tanzania, Africa. I am believing God for His precious promises stated in Philippians 1:6: "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ." (Luke 19:10; John 10:10; Mark 2:17; Acts 2:38)

Bryan, the Head Master of King David Primary School, wrote a personal message inside the front cover of a Swahili Bible he bought for the United Pentecostal Church of Tanzania, Next Steps 2018:

"We feel honored and blessed to receive you at our school. God has a reason for your visit. Let none of you get tired, keep moving until you have accomplished the God's mission He has put in you. Mark 16:15 Amen."

This message shows the love of God and the eternal impact that doing the Word of God and "visiting the fatherless and widows in their affliction" while "[keeping oneself] unspotted from the world" (James 1:27) will continue to have in the lives of those who encounter the King.

I encourage you, "be stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 15:58)