You built a power plant in Africa
Last month we welcomed Bishop Issangya from Tanzania, and we challenged our church to partner with him again. In the past, we’ve funded a medical clinic that is now operating every day. This year we asked Seneca Creek to help with another critical project.
The project is a modest building that will be used for prayer. Not some kind of glitzy prayer tower, but a 750 square foot building where students and church members can come for extended times of prayer. For most of us in America, an extended time of prayer is when more than one person prays before a meal. Their extended times of prayer often last for hours, or days! We have much to learn from our brothers and sisters around the world.
Whether it’s the local church members or the Bible School students who all get up at 3 am each morning to pray, they know that prayer is a vital source of power in a country where power is hard to come by. Prayer is a way to overcome government corruption, to overcome debilitating diseases, to overcome crippling poverty and to overcome spiritual darkness that runs rampant in many tribes.
Our challenge was to raise $7,000 dollars to fund the construction. (Yes, it costs less that $10 a square foot to build a concrete building in Tanzania…) I’m delighted to report that we exceeded that goal by several hundred dollars.
So thank you for building a “power plant” in East Africa. The impact of your generosity will be felt across the continent for generations to come!
P.S. Remember that our Easter Sunday gathering times are different. Join us at 8:30, 10:00, or 11:30 a.m. for “The Day That Changed the World.”