“But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”
2020 was a difficult and challenging year for everyone around the world. We praise the Lord for His grace, protection, and provision. He was with us and will continue to be there for each one of us in 2021.
We are very grateful to be back in God’s house where He is at work. On December 28th, 17 children were dedicated to the Lord. In January, one man accepted Jesus as his Savior. More people are coming back to church and new ones are joining. We still have to wear masks and social distance. Most of the schools have been opened. Please pray that everyone will be safe. One of our newer ministries is to work with an elementary school that is under our current local church. It was started to help children who come from less fortunate families get an education in a Christian environment. The school has a number of needs. The most urgent one is a school bus which is estimated at $21,000, a kitchen with an estimated cost of building materials being $4,723, and a dining room with an estimated cost of materials being $10,842. Please pray with us for these needs.
We praise the Lord for providing 1,000 Bibles. We are distributing them to different people who need them. The first two young men, Samuel and Stephen, that we gave Bibles to are not believers. Please pray that God’s Word will speak to them and they will accept Jesus as their Savior. We also gave some to one of the tribes who are being reached with the Gospel. We pray and trust that some who are not believers will see the need of Jesus in their lives. Also, that those who are saved will grow in their faith. The five feeding centers are still going on and the families are very grateful for the help, especially during these difficult times. Thanks to all who give so that these ministries can continue.
Our family: The Lord has been good and faithful to both of us, our children, and granddaughter. They celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas together. They continue to be an encouragement to one another. Thank you for your prayers which have kept us safe and provided for. We would not be able to do the ministries without your prayer and financial support.
May the Lord bless you all as you continue to partner with us.
Paul and Leah Manyara