Sunday, April 26th, was scheduled to be Christ the King's Global Mission Sunday. Plans were in place for an informative and heart-warming service highlighting CtK's global mission work in Tanzania and our continued commitment to God’s people throughout the world. Instead, we will be worshipping remotely in our own homes, virtually reaching out to our friends from Christ the King, and thinking of our companion congregation, Nduli Parish, Iringa Diocese, Tanzania.
The Global Mission Team is currently exploring other options for a Global Mission Sunday later in 2020. Meanwhile, we continue our commitments in Tanzania. One commitment is to grow in faith as we and our companions learn from one another how to give from the heart, worship joyfully, dedicate our lives to God, and pray for one another.
Another major commitment is to support education for Tanzanian students. We do this through secondary school, nursing school, and university scholarships. Our financial gifts for scholarships change lives not just for Tanzanian students but for their families, too. The need for scholarships is ongoing, and the students are so grateful for our generosity. We hope that you will continue to make contributions now or any time in the next several months so that these students can continue their educations. We thank you for your contributions and memorials; your gifts are changing lives. (Checks may be payable to CtK Global Mission with TZ Scholarships written in the memo line.)
Our companions in Tanzania are facing some of the same challenges as we are – public gatherings prohibited, schools closed, people living in fear of the COVID-19 pandemic. An Easter note from Nduli says that they want us to know that they are praying for us at this time and that they are grateful for our ongoing relationship with them. Please keep our Tanzanian friends in your thoughts and prayers, too.
Your Global Mission Team appreciates the faithful support so many of you continue to give to our partners in faith. Asante Sana! (Thank you!)