In September 2017, many local churches were impacted in the beautiful East African nation of Tanzania. Home to Mount Kiliminjaro (Africa's highest mountain), the Serengeti plains, and the historic island of Zanzibar, Tanzania has 45 million precious people who live in one of the world's poorest nations. Over a million children have been orphaned there because of AIDS. Good news is greatly needed in a land that has seen political corruption, drug abuse, immoral behaviour, witchcraft and a sense of helplessness. God calls us to bring the Gospel to 'the least of these.'
Lives were touched in the cities of Dar Es Salaam and Arusha, where we were able to minister to many influential business and political leaders, teaching them about evangelism and leadership. One of our crusade meetings was broadcast across the nation over the radio, and open doors of favour showed God's hand on this trip. Thank you for your prayers as we made some powerful divine connections for future ministry in this nation.
If we want to change a nation, we must impact its leaders. God calls us to at Canadian Fire Missions to make a difference in the lives of leaders. While Jesus spent some of His time preaching the Gospel and healing the sick in the multitudes, He spent a great deal of His time with 12 men that He called to be leaders. These 12 men that Jesus impacted left a great impact on the world of their day, literally scattering the Gospel far and wide from their starting point in Jerusalem. The key to reaching nations is to reach leaders who will reach those nations.
It was a pleasure to spend a lot of time with a young evangelist in Romania this summer. Even though we did a lot of other things, reaching out to children, doing drama and evangelism in public locations, and ministering in churches - I felt my primary purpose on this last trip was to invest in the lives of young leaders. If Romania is to be reached, then Romanians need to be at the forefront. They understand the language and the culture, and their heart is intertwined with their homeland in such a way that God will use them to impact their cities and villages. Pray for us as we develop this part of Canadian Fire Missions... the avenue of developing leaders who will reach their nations.