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A message from Pastor Msungu: June 2018

Posted by Mark Donahue on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 2:33 PM

(Note: the following text was copy and pasted from Pastor Msungu to the church in an email.  We decided not to correct any spelling or grammar mistakes.)

God is good all the time and all the time God is good, this is our greeting that we always use, Greetings to you and your family as well and all Congregants, its my hope that all of you are doing well, back for our side also we are continuing well and in our community, this is the harvest season  Currently many people continue to harvest crops on their farms, people harvest maize, sunflower, nuts, oils, and other honey harvesting from bees.

We thanks  God this year the rain rained very well so that there are plenty of crops and enough, and i belive that  Christians will offer a lot of harvest offerings to God  because they are well-harvested, also  many students are on holiday for helping there parents in harvested crops, I would like to tell you few thing that were are going on in our parish. ,

 This morning I received a call from Tanesko that the evaluation cost was complete, so Tomorrow I will go to Tanesco's office to pay for electricity costs at our hostels. So I think after two weeks from tomorrow this process will be complete and electricity will be switched on

Also we thank  to our almighty God that we have access to the Internet here in our church area  from TTCL organization, and this will help on facilitate communication to be easily and in high speed and i believe that the relationships between us  will grow stronger,  So from now each and everything that will happen in our community and church i will inform you.

And by ensuring that the gospel is reaching all people and present in all areas, we have succeeded in establishing two new mision churches which are Ulete and Idope , Some of the tribes that have been reached by this service are the Masai tribe which are living in rural areas and this community are based in pastoralists, Wahehe and Wabena have also been reached with the gospel in their rural areas and these tribes are farmers.

Although we have not yet built ecumenical churches in these areas, we still have Christians who have a heart of worship, love God and have become followers of Jesus Christ.   And In both areas  worship is done under trees and on many shrubs but we still see God at the highest levels glorifies his church.

and the God has been performing many miracles, which we  are not easily to explain, the sick are healed, and many people are being kept free from the bonds that Satan has bound in differents ways, many have been opened and redeemed by the blood of Jesus.

For the past two weeks I have been able to baptize more than 30 Christians, including 20 children and 10 adults, keep praying for the Church and all the servants in our organization.

My God continue to bless you

By Rev. Livingstone Msungu

Isimani Parish.


A message from Pastor Msungu: May 2018

Posted by Mark Donahue on Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 2:01 PM

(Note: the following text was copy and pasted from Pastor Msungu to the church in an email.  We decided not to correct any spelling or grammar mistakes.)

May the Lord Jesus be praised, I hope that all of them are going well, greetings to your family and community as well, in our side  we are still going well  and God is ever giving us the strength to live, also I understand that God for His grace continues to lead and fight for  you as he did for the children of Israel,  I pray to the Lord so that continues to give the strength and wisdom for his work. but  also i believe in the power of healing has already become evident to my  mother in Law( Dorothy Kasik ), we are praying for her daily.

First of all I would like to present my healtfull  thank to you and to your community  for continuing to pray  for my family and for the whole community of Isimani,and real in every day  we will see the hand of God continuing to lead us with great power

But also we thanks for a lot of things that we have did to us, and for our children. It's a lot of things that cannot be explained easily and I have nothing to say but  God bless you,  It was like dreaming in our parish to get a new motorcycle for our transport, we were handed over by a secretary of the diocese together with the Bega kwa Bega office in last week.

The motorcycle we have received will help us to work more easily, and we will reach more people who are actually were lived interior place and for more mission area, even in last week we went to our new preaching point (Ulete) which at first was very difficult to reach the people from there, and we found 45 new believers, and some of them we were baptized 22 people. Although our worship has been under the tree but the believers are growing daily, we have planned by the twelfth month this year, we have found over 100 new Christians, and our strategy to achieve these objectives is that we have begun to undertake three-day evangelism every month and this has helped us so much to continue to grow our church in general.

so we beg you to pray for us so that  God's him self can accomplish his work and manifest among his people so that they can  increase his church that he has purchased with his precious blood, as he commands us in the book of Mark 16:15 "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." So we beg you to pray for us to complete this mission.

In our hearts  we have a great debt and we do not know what we can pay for relying on your love for us, but we are praying for you so that God Himself will bless you and all your generations.

but the second thing I would like to thank for your donation which can able to instally electricity in our Church hostel at Isimani sekondari  I am so convinced that from this year onward, many students will be well-versed in their studies and examinations, and I am sure from now our students will lead to good results in their studies.

For our part the work has already been completed, and until now both dormitories have been installed the electrical system, (wayaring) and this work was done for just three days only,   Thursday, Friday and Saturday, last week and we found very good technicians which have done the work effectively and  for high quality.  I am sure when you come and see the work you will be very happy and glorify the God who has achieved it.

but also on Friday I went to the Tanesko office (Tanzania Electricity Agency) for the taking a form of application.  We thank God that I have succeeded on it and until now we were wait for the Tanesko to give us a payment estimate so we can pay, and  after completing the payment  the electricity will be installed in our hostels.

 although I'm not sure but I think after one month the whole process ofTanesko will be finished and the electricity will be installed in our hostel, and for anything that will be done on this job I will tell you, so keep us on your praying for this work to be completed on time, and I,m  sure that this work will be done well with great efficiency and really I will manage these funds well until the project was completed.

but also after completing this electricity project in our hostel, I know that we will find more student and Many students will come to live in our hostels, and the church will receive money from these students and I think after that we will able to run our selves this hostels.

but also this week on Friday I will be a meeting with a hostel committee together with  all parents whose children live here in the hostel, and some of the agenda that will be discussed on the meeting was

1. How we can collect stones and bricks for the fence construction in both hostels.
2. Construction of a modern stove and dining room for students
3. Reminding them to buy the hostel uniform of students,  and the cost of such uniform will be provided by the parent or guardian of the student. And also after this meeting I will give you the feedback for all that we have predicted and discussed.
Finally I would like to thank again for all good we receive from you, may God bless and be upon with you daily for your activities,

But I would  like to thanks the Bega kwa Bega  office and proffesa Lugalla for  their love and cooperation that they show to us

My wife Sporah remembers your love daily, especially for the great love you showed to us and the wonderful gifts that   we cannot forget it in our life during our wedding, and really for every time when we use the instruments we see your great love for us

Surely you’re in our hearts, and we are on our daily prayer,



Okoamsungu@gmailcom, 0768330033

Meet Gritha Ezekia Mnyawami

Posted by Mark Donahue on Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 10:33 AM

Meet Nivecy Sanga

Posted by Mark Donahue on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 3:37 PM

Meet Adua Oscer Waya

Posted by Mark Donahue on Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 2:07 PM

Each month, the Tanzania Team will highlight a letter written to our Holy Trinity congregation by one of the Isimani Parish Youth.  These were responses to the letters we wrote in the summer of 2016 to the students that we currently support. 


Meet Adua Oscer Waya….  

Guatemala Mission Trip

Posted by Mark Donahue on Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 2:01 PM

In approximately two months, six Holy Trinity members will be leaving for Fundaninos Orphanage in San Jose Pinula, Guatemala.   Several other individuals expressed interest in participating but have decided they will save funds for the next opportunity.   We will be serving the orphanage of 50 children from August 6-13 under the guidance of Home Directors Dennis and Barb Freed.  The goal of Fundaninos is based on the scripture “For I know the plans I have for you…” Jeremiah 29:11  

            “Driven by a passion to give hope to the orphans and vulnerable children in Guatemala, Fundannos was established 22 years ago.  Today we serve children who have been victims of some form of abuse, ranging from neglect to physical, sexual, and or emotional abuse, giving priority to groups of siblings.  We are constantly striving to provide a place for our kids to become Christian, Happy and Independent individuals.”    

We look forward to serving the children with our hands and heart.  It will be a powerful week of play, work, and love.


May 2017

Posted by Mark Donahue on Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 2:02 PM

The last pledges to the Tanzania Scholarships have been received. The total is over $6000. Besides individual gifts, money from the suppers in Lent and from the sale of the beautifully sewn projects have helped reach this point.  A BIG THANK YOU to all of you!

Still, we have fallen short of our goal and would want to raise at least $3000 more.  This would allow continued support of Isimani students currently in school.  If you had thought about it, but put it off, please consider a donation to avoid our having to drop students.  As always your help is greatly appreciated.

October 21

Posted by Kurt Kasik on Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 3:44 PM

Hello Kurt Kasik greetings in the name of Jesus Christ thax for your email I m so happy to being at Isimani and I,m so blessed for that coz for all thing that l planed to do were happen automatically good coz my Lord being in my side always, thank you for your prayers and tommorow its my wedding and I will share all photo to you thank you very much and God bless you Amway's

Isimani News, October 14

Posted by Kurt Kasik on Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 3:43 PM

Hello Kurt Kasik greetings in the name of Jesus its my hope that your family and other member in Holly Trinity Church your proceeding well, also in Isimani we are doing fine and we thanks to the Lord that all thing are doing fine but for now its my last week for preparation for upcoming wedding and for next week i will send all the photo to you thanks and may God bless you continually

Isimani News, October 7

Posted by Kurt Kasik on Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 3:42 PM

hello!!!! praise the LORD i,m on the meeting today for the election of bishop for Iringa diocese so that remember to pray for us

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