As the year begins to wind up, it’s good to remember some of the wins along the way.
Together with our supporters, African Enterprise (AE) has led monthly missions throughout the African nations this year, with missions underway right now in Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe. We look forward to sharing with you how we have sought to ‘preserve’ in faith the many thousands who came forward to accept Jesus.
In June, we introduced our clean water campaign, wanting to bring safe drinking water to communities living in poverty. Jesus’ love continues to be experienced in action through life saving clean water and sanitation facilities. This continues to be significantly important due to the impact of cyclone Idai and the terrible impact of typhoid and cholera.
Just recently in the Tabora Tanzania mission, a 30-year-old businessman Hatma had an opportunity to ask the questions about Jesus he’d been holding on to, and found the answers he’d longed for. Hatma had long been conflicted by the variety of religious ideologies followed in his culture, at one point deciding to combine them instead of choosing one.
“I looked at Jesus from the perspective He was like any other prophet,” said Hatma. “I was neither Christian nor Muslim, but believed in both. I had many questions about religion and never had the opportunity to ask anyone about them.”
After hearing the Gospel from the AE team, Hatma understood the connection between Jesus and salvation, and made the decision to follow Christ.
As we near Christmas, African Enterprise International Team Leader Stephen Mbogo, believes it will be different this time for all of those who’ve been affected by AE’s missions throughout the year.
Pastor Stephen said, “Thousands of people in Africa have discovered the true joy of Christmas this year. They now understand what it means for God to have sent Jesus into this world for all of us.”
That includes another local Tabora man named Manoah.
Before hearing the Gospel, Manoah was trapped in witchcraft and alcoholism, until an African Enterprise evangelist met him in an outdoor market meeting.
“As I listened to the Word of God,” Manoah said, “The preacher said I can get hope in Christ. This is the reason why I never hesitated; I walked forward without fear and invited Jesus into my heart. I thank God for the open-air meeting and the message that came in time, eradicating my fears, worries, bitterness and tears. I am delivered, I am free, and I have hope.”
Thank you for being part of giving new hope to Manoah this year and many like him.
Find out more about African Enterprise’s upcoming missions here: https://africanenterprise.com.au/missions/
Ben Campbell is the CEO Africa Enterprise and Laura Bennett is a contributor for African Enterprise and radio host at Hope 103.2 based in Sydney.