TCLC Arusha (Sept.-Oct. 2011) – Missionary Michael Gurath, Russ Schmitt and Missionary Mayhew visited several Masai congregations west of Arusha, and spent 5 days teaching in the Arusha seminary. They also attended church at Pastor Jeremiah’s congregation in Usa River. Enrollment in the seminary is now up to 11.
TCLC Moshi (Sept.-Oct. 2011) – Missionary Michael Gurath, Russ Schmitt and Missionary Mayhew visited the seminary building and congregation in Himo. The ownership of the seminary building is still being disputed, but we pray this will be resolved soon so that we may continue the training of our men for the ministry in East Africa. The congregation at Himo was visited again, and we attended services at Machame. We also visited Marangu where we have several congregations. The Joint East African Pastoral Conference was held September 21-22 2011 in Moshi. The Moshi district currently numbers about 800 souls.
TCLC Tanga (Sept.-Oct. 2011) – Missionaries Gurath and Mayhew spent several days in the Tanga district. We attended church on Sunday at one congregation, and spent two days in a Pastoral Conference with the pastors of the Tanga district. We reviewed the Biblical teachings presented in Luther’s Small Catechism, and distributed copies to the pastors.