Dear Sponsors

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, their families, our neighbourhood and the wider community of Tanzania, not only for now but also for eternity!

Praise God for answered prayers! We recently had two new precious children join our center!
Daudi 9 years old lives with his grandparents and is in standard six. Ruteli is also 9 years old; she lives with her aunt and is in standard five. Please pray for them as they transition into the center.


As mentioned in last month’s update our children have returned to school. Here are the details of all our children and what year they are currently studying:

These are our primary school children: Nelsoni  (5) our youngest child and Ibrahim (7), they both started primary school this year. For the last two years they were at nursery school. Yusufu (7) is in standard two or second year of primary school. Isaya (7), Neema (8), Athumani (10) and Skola (10), they are all in standard three. Ericki (11) is in standard four. Ruteli (9) is in standard five and Daudi (9) is in standard six. Atusagile (12), Baraka (15) and Stela (13) are all in standard seven; this is an important year for them as they will sit national exams in September and this will determine whether they continue onto secondary school or not next year.


These are our secondary school children: Dicksoni (14), Elizabeth (14), Emmanuel (14) and Hilda (11) have all started form one or first year secondary school. Please pray for these students as they transition from primary school to secondary school. At primary school they were learning in Kiswahili, with one subject being English. At secondary school they are learning in English, with one subject being Kiswahili.

Elizabeth performed well with the pre-entry exams in December 2017 and she is currently boarding. Please pray for her, that she will transition well and seize the opportunity to study hard since she is boarding.

Yustar (15) is in form two. Cairo (17) and Rehema (15) are both in form three. Kelvin (19) and Sikujua (19) are in their second semester of form five and they are both boarding.

Sarafina (17) at right, completed form four national exams last year. We recently received her exam results. Praise God, Sarafina did very well! She attained division two and was in the top ten students of her form and school. She will progress to form five but we are waiting to hear from the government which school they want to assign her to. It’s highly possible we may decide for her to continue at Ulambya Secondary school, where all our other secondary school students attend. Sarafina is currently undertaking a computer course that she should finish before she starts form five.

One student at university: Vaileth (21) at left, is continuing in her first semester of her second year of a Bachelor of Education, at Mkwawa University College of Education in Iringa. Vaileth continues to be an inspiration to our other students, particularly those who want to attend university.

We thank God for all our children, that we have the privilege of mentoring and caring for. We thank God for your partnership through prayers and sponsorship, which enable our children to have opportunities they would not otherwise have. Sekela, our children and I would love to meet you! Please prayerfully consider coming to Tanzania and visiting us!

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With sincerest gratitude and blessings,

Maara Heather
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