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Thanking God for Tanzanian Women Leaders

2019 UHURU Women Leader’s PowWow, Mwanza Tanzania

Our women’s leadership conference took place at the home of Glen & Denise Ellerbe, founders of Abide International Ministries. The first week we hosted 50 women leaders who gathered for a time of singing, teaching, crafting, fellowship and discipleship. Pictured here the women are working on their Freedom Discipleship Books.

We were also invited to teach at an annual women’s conference that is held at one of the local churches. The pastor of the church is a Bishop over 62 pastors and hosts an annual women’s conference. Denise, Beverly and I were invited to teach, minister and share our PowWow books with over 100 women who attended along with about 20-30 children. They would then be able to go back to their respective churches and communities and share what they learned.

At the end of both weeks the women washed each others feet and prayed for one another. It was a sweet time of ministry for all of us!
And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet,
you ought to wash each other’s feet. John 13:14 NLT
We washed the children’s feet and prayed over them!

“If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash each other’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.” John 13:13-17

This was especially impactful to these women as many began to weep and release burdens as their Christian sister prayed over and washed their feet.

Every single one of these women work very hard from before sun up until late in the evening. It was a reminder to us all how Jesus, even though he was about to endure a terrible death spent his last evening washing his disciples feet. In spite of our own personal hardships and trials, supporting and loving one another is key to teaching others about Jesus’ love and sacrifice.

The women came out to greet us when we arrived and were singing, dancing and we took part in the celebration doing the same!

Greetings and Goodbyes are very important in the Tanzanian communities. So is singing and dancing. We had a wonderful time of both.

We spoke at and visited several churches on our trip. Two were in a village outside of town. Below is Pastor Susan, one of the pastors of a village church. She attended our leadership PowWow. Although her church is primitive she and her members worship and praise God with so much joy!

Below is a village about two hours outside of Mwanza. The pastor is Pastor John. Many came out to hear us teach on a Friday afternoon and 15-20 villagers gave their lives to the Lord for the first time!

Pastor John’s church was the first tabernacle Abide International Ministries helped to build. A cobra dropped down from one of the rafters as Missionary Glen Ellerbe was holding up the last roof beam! By helping the pastors put up a church building it gives the people somewhere to come in out of the weather as well as help to establish credibility within the villages. Many of them have mosques nearby. Glen and Denise have a burden to distribute Bibles, build tabernacles for new pastors, as well as to disciple and train the men and women leaders God is raising up while there is an open door into this country.

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Matthew 7:24
This is on top of the Big Rock with Lake Victoria in the background.

These huge rock formations were all over Mwanza. The scenery is amazing, a supernatural wonder and a place where God is doing amazing things in the earth and people of Tanzania.

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Hurricane – Who Is Like God?

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As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you, and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem. Isaiah 66:13

This past week I found myself in the middle of (Hurricane Michael). Last month it was Hurricane Florence. 

After nearly a week with no a/c and limited power, I took ill and found myself laying in my friend’s bed in 95 degree heat wondering, Where is My God? I am so tired, so hot, and so overdone. This hopeless feeling was compounded with guilt from all of the other families who were still without power, and so many with no home, their businesses destroyed,and even some who have lost a loved one(s).

These two devastating storms came on the heels of three other storms that hit in 2017:  Hurricane Harvey, Hurricanes Irma, and Maria.

One minute I lay sick, my strength gone not knowing whether or not I could get up out of the bed in the morning to suddenly it seemed as if a minute passed as I woke up bright eyed at 5:00 a.m.. God had answered my prayer to renew my strength and refresh my dry and thirsty soul.

The Hebrew meaning for the name Michael is “Who is like God?” 

Who but God can answer questions when we endure hardship, extreme loss and even the death of a loved one? Who BUT GOD can refresh a dry and thirsty soul?

Job responds to losses, sickness and trauma by acknowledging and blessing God.

In one afternoon Job had lost his ten children and all his wealth. Shortly afterward he was afflicted with a horrid skin disease. In both these tragedies he kept his faith and revered the sovereign hand of God. In 1:21 he said, “The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” In 2:10 he said, “Shall we receive good at the hand of the God and shall we not receive evil?” He affirmed the absoluteness of God’s control over all things, and he bowed in submission to these heavy blows.

Even though my circumstances had not changed, I was able to thank God for touching my mind, emotions and spirit. I was able to get out of bed and thank Him for His grace and mercy.

Special prayer request:

As of 10/18/2018 the place where I am staying got their power back on! But, unfortunately I have seen devastation like never before and there are many who still have no power, lots of damage and in some cases no place to go until their homes are rebuilt. Please pray for those who have been hit so hard during these storms.

I am still believing the Lord for a place to live, minister and am also working on curriculum and materials for the 2019 Uhuru (Freedom) PowWow to be held in Mwanza, Tanzania next May (2019). I have also been invited to Alaska, the Phillipines and am praying for the Lord’s will and finances. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers and also for me to be established where the Lord would have me, at the right times. I am also looking for meetings to share and minister some of the things the Lord has laid on my heart recently for 2019.  May the Lord continue to protect and comfort you now and forever!

You are one of God’s Treasures,

Marlene

Marlene has been called to go and serve others
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