October 2019: We're expecting a child

shallom,

I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, it’s my hope that you are doing well.

In my heart I appreciate the great work God does in our lives. After received you’re healing email with my wife, we are so happy and we thanks Jesus; in this Sunday we prepared a special offering to thank God for your healing. also the church as a whole we thanks God for that miracle of youre healing because we were praying for you every Sunday.

but next thing let me inform you that my wife (Youre daughter Sporah) is currently pregnant (4 monthly) so that after five months from now I expect to be called Father, this thing I waited a long time, Thank you for your prayers, continue to pray for us

I’m looking for you’re next trip to Isimani, and I’m so happy that you’re among of them to visit us. You’re most welcome, and still for us we continue to pray for you’re trip and you’re church and you’re family as well

Send my greeting to my lovely Dady Curt and all our friends, in you’re community

Love you all

Pastor Livingstone Msungu

July 2019: Thank you for the gifts

We Greet you all in the name of Jesus Christ our savior.

First of all, we thank you much for the deep love and close concern on us, we feel we are part of your families, May Almight God bless and guide all your steps, we appreciate it much.

We are deeply sorry for Mama Africa's health conditions, it touches our souls. We are praying hard for her, so as our merciful and lovely God can recover her health soon.

Thanks much for your gift to us, we went to Bega kwa Bega offices yesterday, they said the gift is there already, but there was just late information to us. So we are in plan to buy 10 beds for bording students here at our college and 4 tailoring machines, We will update you all what is going on by video and pictures.

Pass our much greatings to Mama Africa, tell her that she will be safe in the name of Jesus, we love her so much and we are taking our time praying for her.

Great others too and your family also.

We love you in the name of Jesus.

Be blessed in advance.

Pastor Livingstone Msungu.

June 2019: Education in Isimani

(Church office note: The following is an email received from Pastor Livingstone Msungu to the Church Office, dated June 18. Pastor Msungu had attached images to his email, but the church office was unable to view these images. Please excuse any spelling or grammar errors.)

Hello my friend in Christ.

Holly Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church USA.

I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, it’s my hope that all of you we are progressing well, in our Side we are happy for Christ and all of us we are ok!! And we give God a glory for everything that he did to us and we believe that, With God all thing are possible, Thanks for your daily prayer to us, we know and we believe on that each and every thing that God has did to us it’s because of you’re prayer!! My God Bless you.

We are very sad for the death of our beloved Nancy Johson she was the member of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church, Very sorry, we pray for her family and the whole community and church as well. May God strengthen you during this difficult and painfull period. very sorry.

For today I’m so happy because I can see the Image of my early dreams for Isimani Community we are going to happen soon, for my first time to reach in this church I can see the class of sewing for youth, and my dreams was to have a big collage apart from this sewing class, so from that day my wife and I was continues to pray for this dreams, and after few days I can share this Vision to the Prayers team so as we continue to pray for my vision.

Slowly we started to build four major classes so as to archive our goals for having a vocational collage in this parish and we thanks God who taught us many ways on how to earn money so that we can accomplish this task, and in that God was very faithful to us, he shows us many ways including Contribution to our congregants and donation. But also after telling the Christian about this vision they received it with joy and they become very active in completing the construction of these classes.

And today I thanks God that we have fitting the aluminum window for all classes, and to the extent that we have until now these classes are ready to be used, and so far we have already made chairs and tables for two classes, and in this Year on July 1/2019 we expect to receive more than 50 new students who will join to our collage.

And also in this collage we expect to have a different curriculum courses such as Sewing courses, Computer course, Music, Welding, Driving, Hotel management, tourism guiding and Agriculture with animal keeping. This is our expect course from our college curriculum, but for this year we are sure to start with four course of Sewing, Computer, Music and animal keeping. And in this course we have succeeded in purchasing teaching materials such as Computer (13 Desk top), Five keyboard and four guitar, We have 13 Cow, and within this month we expect to receive 500 hen, and we have also bought a new 5 sewing machine (but It’s un electrical machine) But so far we have already qualified teachers for that course. But we believe in Christ that after a few years all the courses will be taught.

Also we are continuing for the process of register this collage in government system what will be identified by this name ELCT ISIMANI VOCATION AND AGRICULTURE TRAINING CENTRE. And up to now we have already taken a several steps to accomplish this registration. I’m sure before next year 2020 I will have completed the issue of registration. And our main aim is to help our community and Tanzanian Youth to acquire a variety of Knowledge and different skill so that they can get rid of this tragedy of Poverty.

All in all we need you’re seriously daily prayer, because still we have a challenge on how to get a money for teachers’ salaries and some of the incomplete materials for our classes, But we believe in Jesus Name that he will make the way for us to move on and I trust in his Word Phillip 1:6 and Phillip 4:13. I believe on your Prayers that God will make us successful and will defeat us in all. But Personally I would to present my thanks for all who praying for my wife studies, I’m so happy that she completely her studies in this year on March 2019. And she pass very well in her final examination, and so far she work as a nurse at Ilambilole Hospital.

Thank you very much, and I repeat that all this are possible due to your prayer.

Thank you and I,m so sorry for my broken Language , but I think you get the idea for what I,m talking about .

I Love you all

Rev: Livingstone Msungu

Isimani parish

January 2019: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Pastor Msungu

(Church Office note: This is an unedited version of an email we received on 1/1/2019 from Rev. Livingstone Msungu at our sister congregation in Isimani. Please excuse any errors in spelling and grammar.)

Greetings to all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am so excited to wish you all Marry Chrismass's and happy new year , I have a reason to congratulate you for reaching another year 2019, and I glorify to the Lord who protected you and guide for the whole last year. And I,m shourted Hallelluyah and in fact its God alone who worthy our praise and Glory.

Back for our side all thing are gone well with my family and community as well, and he thanks God for his un ended faithfulness and grace to our live even to the gift of life, and for his Grace he enable us to see the new year 2019, and for sure we have seen the hand of our Lord in the last year, Many many good thing we have witnessed in our live God has done.

we thank God who has blessed you, and you have become a blessing to us, for all that you have done and will continue to done in our lives, May the Lord bless you all, and God will repay you according to His word Psalm 41:1-2, and Proverbs 19:17.

To the last year I receiving Tsh. 23,700,000/= as school fee and hostel fee to our Students, Also for the same year I receiving the funds to electrify the Girls and Boys hostel 2,500 USD and after complited this project our students have more benefit greatly and we have more changes for their studies and exams as well and all this were happen due to have the lights. Also you helped us to get a new Piki piki in Swahili (motorcycle) .

Also in this year we will be receiving funds on 10/12/2018, Tsh.23,670,000/= For our Student, Thank you for all, and I promise that these funds will be used as intended, and after low I will reported to you for what have going on how the money was spent. And God's blessing be upon you all the time.

and the last thing for today, i take this opportunity to welcome you to Tanzania, I look forward to the great joy of this year when you visit us, I will be very happy to hear that, i remember your happy faces and you’re heart full Love.

We are in our daily prayers

On behalf of Isimani Community

Rev: Livingstone Msungu

September 2019: A Special Thanks & Celebration in Isimani

(Editor's note: This is an unedited version of an email recently received from Rev. Livingstone Msungu at our sister congregation in Isimani. Please excuse any errors in spelling and grammar.)

Hello my Brother in Christ,

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I pray that you, youre family, and community as well are doing fine. Back for our side also were doing fine and progressing well.

I would like to present to you and your community my special thanks for all thing that you did to us, Thank you for your prayers in my family, Community as well as my ministry and for sure I saw many grace in my life, Family and community as well, God he did, and he protect us daily.

Thank you for your support to all un countable thing that you did, Thank you for your electrification funds to our hostel and this project was completed since last week, and I can send the photo to you, very sorry I,m so late to send the photo its problem of network, The student we are so happy to get the electrilicity, I,m sure that even the performance in their studies were changed.

Also we are happy because for all student we are in one uniform as what you have told me, all student we are in one pair of truck suit. We are celebrating this holly days with my wife Sporah but she arrived in this morning to Mbeya for her schooling, please continue to pray for her so that she can afford in her goal, Also we are continuing to the renovation of our church as you can see in the photo. Thank you for all and may God Bless you

Peace to you, your family and to the whole community. Rev. Livingstone Msungu Isimani Parish

June 2018: A Message from Pastor Msungu

Posted by Mark Donahue on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 2:33 PM

(Note: the following text was copy and pasted from Pastor Msungu to the church in an email. We decided not to correct any spelling or grammar mistakes.)

God is good all the time and all the time God is good, this is our greeting that we always use, Greetings to you and your family as well and all Congregants, its my hope that all of you are doing well, back for our side also we are continuing well and in our community, this is the harvest season Currently many people continue to harvest crops on their farms, people harvest maize, sunflower, nuts, oils, and other honey harvesting from bees.

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We thanks God this year the rain rained very well so that there are plenty of crops and enough, and i belive that Christians will offer a lot of harvest offerings to God because they are well-harvested, also many students are on holiday for helping there parents in harvested crops, I would like to tell you few thing that were are going on in our parish. ,

This morning I received a call from Tanesko that the evaluation cost was complete, so Tomorrow I will go to Tanesco's office to pay for electricity costs at our hostels. So I think after two weeks from tomorrow this process will be complete and electricity will be switched on

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Also we thank to our almighty God that we have access to the Internet here in our church area from TTCL organization, and this will help on facilitate communication to be easily and in high speed and i believe that the relationships between us will grow stronger, So from now each and everything that will happen in our community and church i will inform you.

And by ensuring that the gospel is reaching all people and present in all areas, we have succeeded in establishing two new mision churches which are Ulete and Idope , Some of the tribes that have been reached by this service are the Masai tribe which are living in rural areas and this community are based in pastoralists, Wahehe and Wabena have also been reached with the gospel in their rural areas and these tribes are farmers.

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Although we have not yet built ecumenical churches in these areas, we still have Christians who have a heart of worship, love God and have become followers of Jesus Christ. And In both areas worship is done under trees and on many shrubs but we still see God at the highest levels glorifies his church.

and the God has been performing many miracles, which we are not easily to explain, the sick are healed, and many people are being kept free from the bonds that Satan has bound in differents ways, many have been opened and redeemed by the blood of Jesus.

For the past two weeks I have been able to baptize more than 30 Christians, including 20 children and 10 adults, keep praying for the Church and all the servants in our organization.

My God continue to bless you

By Rev. Livingstone Msungu

Isimani Parish.