Busy but blessed in Tanzania (James Colton news)

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Thank you for your prayers, they were powerfully answered.
Sunday 27th April I taught adult Sunday School, Teaching on “Shaking and Stirring”, it included Ezekiel’s Valley of Dry Bones – Ezekiel 37. I taught in Swahili and all went well, except I had not prepared enough and it lasted only 40 minutes and not the full hour. So I had to conclude in English with Pastor Chipamba translating. But now I know how much I need to prepare in future.
Then in the evening it was the Pastors Fellowship Meeting, where we go to encourage a pastor. This time we went to Kiluvya to support Pastor Betty.We took the bus to Kiluvya and then had a long walk up hill to reach her church. I had been invited to bring the Word of God. I spoke on “Kuna mengi zaidi’ (There is more). Looking at Ephesians 3:20 and 1 Corinthians 2:9. I taught in Swahili and the message was powerful and well received. I was encouraged afterwards when I was told my teaching is  still very powerful. Everyone was pleased with my Swahili progress, that I was able to teach in Swahili. Then coming home we got stuck in the mud because of the heavy rains. Thankfully there has been no more rain damage to our home.
Friday 2nd May, Tonight I am leading the Prayer Meeting, speaking first on “Jina la Bwana” (The name of the Lord).The Name of the Lord is a strong tower and the righteous run into it and are safe. (Proverbs)
This morning I received a message saying that Bishop Patrick Kasyanju’s son has died and the funeral is tomorrow. So change of plans for all, we shall go to the funeral. Thankfully I had already completed my preparations for Sunday Morning  as I will be speaking on “Encouragement” – having prepared the right number of pages to teach in Swahili.
Rose sends her love and greetings to all. God is continuing to bless her ministry.
I have just talked with Silas, his wife, Mariam, is very sick with typhoid and he said he wants to get her back into hospital and he is asking for all of us to pray for her.
God Bless,
James and Rose

About Stewart Bloor

Fish a lot. Christian. Work in the world of professional football media. British nature. Passionate about much, obsessed about nothing.

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