Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Our trip to Dar

 On our flight to Dar es Salaam we were able to see the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. 

 This is where we stayed in Dar.  It is a container that someone had remodeled inside to make a guest room.  It even had a bathroom.  Thankfully, it had air conditioning because it was very hot.

 It was great spending time with the personnel in Dar. Sorry, I didn't get a pic of everyone though.
We were able to go with Karen to the conclusion of her 5 week cake making class.  We got to be the judges as to whose cake was best.  I was a tough job but someone had to do it!  The women above each got a certificate for completing the class.  Karen is taking 5 weeks to teach women how to make a cake in a sufuria over a jiko la mkaa(over a charcoal fire.)

It looks like this.  This wasn't hers just one I got off the internet.  Can you imagine making a cake in this?  Karen is using this program as a way to reach women with the gospel.  Some of these women would never go to a church function but because they are learning how to make cake they can go.  Please pray for Karen as she shares God's Word with these women and that they may come to know Him.

 Laekan is in Dar learning Swahili.  She will be serving in Nairobi when she is finished.  She recently did 20/20 with us so it was fun to catch up with her and visit her language school and meet some of her friends she is practicing with.  We are so proud of how well she is doing!

 This was the view from a restaurant we went to one evening.

From the plane above Dar es Salaam the city looks quiet and nice. You can’t hear the horns, the music, the people, or the machinery. You can’t see the traffic, the people on the side of the road grilling food, beggars, or the beautiful cloth being sold for women to wear. You also can’t smell the exhaust or the yummy food cooking. Most of all you can’t feel the heat! As you can tell it is a very diverse city. Dar es Salaam is one of the fastest growing cities in the world with about 120 different people groups represented. There is a lot of religious activity as well. There are some Christians, as well as many Muslims, Hindus and those who practice traditional African religion. Would you pray for this huge city today? Would you pray that people will come and work alongside of the few imb missionaries that are already there? Would you pray that God’s Word would be proclaimed and that people will come to know God?

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