Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pastor's Letter: Tanzania (TZ-827)

Here's another pastor's letter my mom received! 

I am Simion Nyakubusa, pastor of Urambo Church and also the FPCT-Urambo Child development center where we minister to Christina. 

I am so grateful for your sponsorship of Christina and for supporting our ministry. Thanks to you and the other sponsors, our children are being released from poverty in Jesus' name and have the opportunity for education, health care, socio-emotional activities and to learn the Word of God. This is a miracle for them! 

The people in our community are very poor. In the face of poverty there is unemployment, lack of housing, food and clean water, disease, dysfunction, and lack of opportunity and education. The children are the ones who are the most vulnerable and who suffer the most. 

The vision of the church is to grow in ministering to the people of the community and the vision of the center is to minister to the community by first transforming the lives of the children at the center. We are doing this through our holistic development program through which we develop the children in the cognitive, physical, socio-emotional, and spiritual areas of their lives. We see very positive impacts on the lives of the children at the center. They are attending school and performing well. They are socializing well and have good behavior. Physically, you can see the changes in their appearance in that they are healthy and happy from the medical care and good food they receive here. And, spiritually, they are attending church on Sundays and testifying their faith and many families are inspired to attend the church. 

We thank God for the child-sponsor relationship established through letter writing. This is a huge blessing to the children and serves to uplift them, encourage and strengthen them in all areas of their development. It is important for you to understand that through the letters, the children feel loved, known, and protected. The relationship they have with their sponsors fosters their desire to work hard in school, in their lives, and in their journey with God. 

Thank you again for all that you do for Christina and our ministry. I am honored to have you as a part of our program.

1 comment:

  1. I just love all these letters! Thanks so much for sharing!


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