Tanzania: Dispatch One

Dodoma Church

Greetings from Tanzania!

The sixth Missionary Trip for the Office of Foreign Missions has begun! Fr. Francis has landed in Tanzania and is currently making his way to his start point of Dodoma which is in the center of the country. Bishop Daudi Chidawali met him at the airport and is traveling with him through the vast plateau plain in the center of the country. It is a slow, 8-10 hour journey at best.

Once settled in, Fr. Francis will begin his classes and work with the clergy and other leaders of Bishop Chidawali’s diocese. He will travel around the country, teaching throughout, living and eating with the people in their homes. All of this will be accomplished in a land where education is very hard to get. He will celebrate liturgy in little mud hut churches, preaching the Gospel and offering the Bread of Heaven and the Cup of Salvation.

God sends him. Bishop Fick and the people of the Missionary Society of St. John send him. The Communion of Christ the Redeemer sends him. Good Christian people send him. And the people there receive him and care for him.

Please pray for God’s blessings on this work. We ask for you to pray in your daily prayer. Please also pray in the Prayers of the People in your church on Sunday. This is a land where evil forces have much power – counteracted only by the power of our mighty God.

ChildrenThis trip is scheduled to last several weeks. We are so grateful for those who have already contributed to make this possible. For others, we solicit your donations also. There was a shortfall of approximately $475 to pay for this trip. Fr. Francis went over on faith that the donations will come in. Can you help? Send your donations to Office of Foreign Missions, 18401 Canal Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 USA.

Thank you so much

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