Gospel News â Sep-Dec 2012
and through them, we may sing like Paul and Silas in the prison (Acts 16), even though our feet are fast in the stocks! Let us learn the habit of looking at the bright side of things. If there are dangers looming in our way, don't complain that it is all cast over with danger. We must be sure that God has a purpose in all our sorrows.
Tanzanian Visit July 31- 1st Aug 2012
Bro Isidore Mwibeleca
It is with a great delight in the Lord that we received a visit, from Bro Tim Evans and his family from Southampton UK, accompanied by bro Thierry Kabangu ( Arusha, Tanzania)
Before they came , Bro Tim provided charcoal and wood for cooking food which was eaten at the Bible School he organized at our ecclesia in the Nyarugusu Refugees Camp. Brethren Isidore and Amsini were appointed to deal with cooking facilities. The first talk by Bro Tim was on the subject "The Spiritual Athlete " whilst his wife Sis Judith dealt with interviewing six candidates for baptism.
Next day we had an instructive talk and then divided into four groups as a workshop and we were all well instructed. Bro Tim's son Bro Joel and his daughter Sis Abby instilled much enthusiasm as they took the Sunday School.
In the afternoon we all went, together with some friends, to river to baptize five candidates from Nyarugusu 1 ecclesia (Bro JAFARI, Bro DENIS, Sis BINWA), and two from the Nyarugusu two ecclesia, (Brethren AKILI and EKOMBE). On our retun to the hall, Bro Tim powerfully exhorted us and welcomed our new members, giving each the right hand of fellowship into the household of faith, on the road to God>s Kingdom. Then all members broke bread and drank wine in rememberance of the Lord.
About 70 individuals attended the Bible School plus 90 children. We thank God that we were all spiritually and physically well fed.
Bro Isidore Mwibeleca and family
The Lord Was With Joseph
Bro Uka Egwu (Ohafia, Nigeria)
Three times the bible assures us of this truth (see title, Genesis 39:2,21,23). This is an outstanding statement when we consider the context in which it is given. Anyone observing Joseph's life form from a distance would conclude that God must have been against Joseph, or at least had forsaken him. He was kidnapped by his own brothers and sold into Egypt to become a slave. He seemingly accepted his circumstances and uncomplainingly served his master. Later, his master's wife, after repeated attempts at seducing him, falsely accused him of attempted rape. Believing her accusations, his enraged master put him in prison. Even the butler, released from