Our DML Global Summit ended on Saturday, and it was an incredible week. It was a very full time and I am still processing some of the things that we heard together as a team in our prayer and reflection times. So I will write more on this later, but we are so thankful that everyone arrived and departed safely, and for the precious unified fun, worshipful, strategic, and blessed time that we had together!
Morogoro, Tanzania is a very beautiful place, as you can see in the pictures.
Yesterday (Sunday), I went to visit one of the churches with whom DML is partnering (through the Full Victory Gospel Ministries). It was about ninety minutes of driving straight into the bush…except there was no bush as everything was dry from the current drought. Rains were supposed to start in October but as of November 6, there had been no rains yet. Everything was very, very dry.
The place we visited is far off the main road and just two years ago, there was no road. The road is mostly a sandy dirt path, and the cows that travel this road look very skinny. The population has been growing and most people are doing some sort of agriculture. The pastor of this church had the soil tested and is helping to show people to move away from growing maize and toward millet, sesame, and sunflowers, which grow better in the soil that they find there. The borehole that was dug (going down 120 meters) is producing a good amount of water but it is salty and therefore cannot be used on the plants.
Rain is needed. Please pray with us for rain to fall so that the farmers don’t miss one of two short planting seasons.
Today (Monday) we start a DML foundational workshop for 400 pastors and church leaders from various evangelical churches in the Morogoro area. We thank God for this opportunity!