Blessings in Jesus!
We are extremely thankful to all our sponsors, for your support through finance and prayers! Please know that we do not take for granted, the financial sacrifice many of you make to support our children, Sekela and the center. You are regularly in our prayers and we pray and trust that God will provide for your needs. Please know that your support is having an impact on our children, our neighborhood and the wider community of Tanzania, not only for now but also for eternity!
We are developing our children to be future godly leaders for Tanzania and the world! We are teaching them Biblical truths, developing them a greater love for Jesus and the body of Christ, a heart of intercession for the unsaved and evangelism!
In last month’s update I mentioned about four of our children arriving at the center to participate in house to house evangelism. Elizabeth, 13 years old, was one of our children who joined another lady and I as we undertook evangelism. Elizabeth was very much involved and she helped lead several people to Jesus!
After the evangelism, I had the three children who were able to participate, to share with the rest of our
children of their experiences. Although we have been teaching our children how to the share the Gospel,
previously they had not received teaching on how to undertake house to house evangelism. I began teaching our children last month and then the following weekend after the teaching, they were given the opportunity to put into practice their learning. While they practiced in pairs, I helped them to consider the types of situations they could face in a home environment and what type of people whom they could encounter
We joined other Christians around the world through prayer, who were also praying for the persecuted
church. I shared with our children the amazing freedoms we have in Tanzania; to worship Jesus, to read the Bible and to evangelize freely. I asked our children to consider how they would feel, if they were in countries where Christians are persecuted for their faith. Praise God for Tanzania and that we can live side by side with Muslims and people who have tribal beliefs, without persecution like other Christians in other countries.
We are truly blessed by the body of Christ here in Tanzania and particularly when they come to visit us and to share the Word of God with our children, Sekela and I.We thank God for Pastor Eliya Mwasambungu, a local pastor who came to visit, to teach and to pray for our children.
We recently undertook a meeting with the caregivers
of our children, regarding our social worker/nurse
(Enea Kajange, at right) and to clarify the purpose of her role and why we require her to undertake visits to their homes. One of our board members, Pastor Joey Mwaikokesya, chaired the meeting and Sekela and I were in attendance. The meeting went well and we received positive feedback from the caregivers concerning Enea’s work and the work of the center. It is truly humbling to hear stories of the difference God has made in the lives of our children and that we have the privilege of working with Him and with them.
Cairo, Rehema and Sarafina have now completed their national
exams and have returned to the center, previously they were at
boarding school. At this stage we are unsure whether Cairo will
continue on to form three, we will need to wait until the results of
his exams are known in early January. Rehema should continue on
to form three. God willing Sarafina will continue on to form five
but depending on her exam results, will depend which school she
attends next year and which subjects she will study. Please pray for these students and their future studies
We are in the process of bringing four new children into the center
but the process is not easy. We are hoping to bring in two males
and two females, between the ages of 8 and 11 years of age. Please pray that God would open the way for us,to bring into the center the children He wants us to have.
We are extremely thankful to the director of Ulambya Secondary school, who for two years has paid the
school fees for up to ten of our secondary students. One of our sponsors has paid for the school contributions and through sponsorship, as a center, we have paid for the school supplies. The director of the private school has paid a total of $3,500 USD! Without him inviting our students to his school and paying for their school fees, we would not have been able to send up to ten of our secondary students to a private school and for up to five students to go boarding this year.
I have received a plea from the director of Ulambya Secondary
school, requesting books for his school. I have already written a post about this on our Facebook page and thank God for two of our sponsors, who agreed for their donations (not sponsorship) to be used towards the purchase of books for Ulambya Secondary school. If this is something you are
interested in and would be willing for your donations (not
sponsorship), to be used in this way, please indicate this when
making a donation to our center. Donations can be made using
the following secure link:
Thank you so much for your support through prayers and sponsorship! Please
do not underestimate the impact your support is having in the lives of Sekela, our children, their families, our neighbourhood and the wider Tanzania community!
We thank God for you and would love to meet you! Please prayerfully consider coming to Tanzania and
From left to right: Atusagile & her aunt, Baraka & his caretaker, Hilda & her aunt, Sarafina & her aunt and Yustar & her grandmother.
With sincerest gratitude and blessings
General Manager-Director, Naomi Ruth Bread of Life Orphan Centers
Darlene and Henry Matarrita
Directors, World Mission Outreach
“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world” James 1:27