Slow start to Sunday – breakfast at 8.45. Most slept well – 3 young ladies, unable to sleep, had cups of tea at 3 am, a bit of a chat and prayer before returning to their beds and sleep.
Today we have all been to the Airport Stable Church where we were warmly welcomed. There was worship, including very enthusiastic African dancing, before Pastor Kenneth asked Sharon to introduce the team from the UK. She shared that we were all one team with the Tanzanians in equal partnership. Sharon then gave a powerful message about the lost coin and lost sheep from Luke 15.
In the afternoon we met all the translators we will be working with this week and also the Pastors of the various churches where the sponsorship programmes occur (including feeding programmes). They individually thanked God for the work of Grassroots and shared information about their area and their ongoing needs for the children.
Some of the team returned to the Karibuni Centre while the rest visited Iyela where a new feeding programme is due to start next weekend. The cook house was built a few months ago and the new church building is progressing rapidly and the walls have reached head height in just 3 weeks! They prayed for a young girl who has had a problem with her leg for 3 years and is unable to stand. Hospital doctors have been unable to find the cause of her problem.
Some of the team are now inputting information into the computers from Saturday’s interviews and Sharon and Elspeth have told us of their plans for us tomorrow – 2 teams – 1 at Airport and the other at Swaya. An early start and possibly a long day – there could be 600plus children to be interviewed at Airport and over 200 at Swaya.