March Update

The Lord works righteousness

and justice for all the oppressed.

He made known his ways to Moses,

his deeds to the people of Israel:

The Lord is compassionate and gracious,

slow to anger, abounding in love.

He will not always accuse,

nor will he harbor his anger forever;

he does not treat us as our sins deserve

or repay us according to our iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

so great is his love for those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Psalm 103:6-12

This young lady has been through an incredible amount of adversity in her life. We thank the Lord for bringing her and her older brother to Uzima many years ago. Without parents and surrounded by drug and alcohol abuse, she came to Uzima at the age of eight in poor health. Over the years we have seen great spiritual, emotional and physical growth in her life.


Even though her life hasn’t been the easiest, she gives thanks to God for rescuing her from a dire situation and is appreciative to the people of Uzima for raising her. There are issues that arise from time to time, but we thank God she is always quick to forgive and move forward with a big smile. Academics have always been a greater challenge for her, but she does well with writing English. We greatly appreciate you remembering her in your prayers, as we desire a bright future for her.


Within Kawangware Slum there are different communities, and within those communities there are drug dens separated by the particular drug of choice in that area. One of these drug dens is in Kiamboni, which is an area rife with heroin addiction. As of late we have been ministering to a group of ladies there, who all have their stories of hardship and addiction. Although it is a challenging place to minster, we have found they are very willing to hear the Word of God and what we have to say.


There is one particular lady who greatly desires to be drug-free. When we first met her, she had already been working on her own program to reach sobriety. She sells sweets to the community to save enough fare money that she might travel back and forth to take part in another rehabilitation program. And now she is grateful for our presence in Kiamobi that we too can help direct her and her friends back on the right path.


For us, God has made it clear what our role is; we are to always focus on salvation first as we hope to help in other areas of their life. The previous two years we were mostly ministering in another area called Mithonge, where we saw many set free from addiction and come to salvation. Now, as we begin to work in new areas please be praying for the people of those communities to also find victory in Jesus.


Prayer Points:

  • Please pray that Beth grows in confidence in who God has created her to be and the love He has for her

  • Thank God for the clients in Mithonge who have been set free from addiction, and pray they continue to grow more in their faith

  • Pray for the outreach team as they minister in Kiamboni, that God may work on the peoples’ hearts to receive the Gospel

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