Tanzania 2019: Friday 25th October
From the 20th to the 29th October, two teams -- one from Churches Inc, and one from Wheels for the World -- will be hard at work in Tanzania. We'll be bringing you all the stories and details of what they're up, the people they're meeting, and the lives they're changing just as often as the internet connection allows. Please keep praying for the team and for all the local people they're meeting, who often travel long distances with the hope of receiving a wheelchair.
Wheels for the World
How can we sum up an amazing week? Thank you for your prayers, for sponsoring wheelchairs, collecting wheelchairs and frames for sending out, making sanitary products, sending money for Bibles, books, crayons, reading and sunglasses.
It has been a great privilege to be part of the Through the Roof partnership. The blessing of smiles and laughter, the anguish of seeing tears, poverty and pain but these are so often turned to gratefulness as lives and families are transformed.
The WFTW team’s have seen 257 people, including 100 children, and given our 140 wheelchairs and buggies, 76 walking aids, 179 Bibles (including 58 audio bibles). We saw them on a military area. This meant people didn’t have to go up into the hills where there was a large venue but it would be difficult for disabled people to reach. The roof was in 2 sections and rain could enter from above and from the sides. The rain was a challenge but the venue was well known and easy to access. Thank you to everyone involved, and to all of you at home for your prayers and support!
Today the Churches Inc team had the privilege of visiting some of the people who have received wheelchairs.
Altogether the Churches Inc team have had 740 people attending sessions during this week. This is an amazing number. We have seen people giving their lives to Christ and seen disabled people responding to the great commission - going back to their communities to share the good news of Jesus.
It has been a particular blessing to be part of an international team with representatives from the UK as well as pastors from Tanzania and Kenya, bringing a variety of experience and expertise. It has also been wonderful to see the different aspects of Through the Roof working together - with Churches Inc and Wheels teams in the same venue - blessing people both practically and spiritually. We pray that the momentum that has grown during this week will continue long after we have left and that the trip will have made a real and long-lasting difference to the lives of disabled people in the Mwanza area of Tanzania.