March/April 2013 tanzaniacc.org
April 16, 2013
Mvua nyingi na matope mingi (much rain and much mud) is an apropos Swahili expression for our soggy situation here in northern Tanzania! Since our return to Africa March 18, almost daily heavy rains have increased the mosquito population and malaria incidence that we see in the clinic. Resulting from the deluge are frequent power outages and internet problems. However, we give thanks to our Father – the crops are growing, water is plentiful, and the wild perfusion of flowers, grass, trees, and brightly colored birds are a feast for the eyes.
In addition to experiencing hot weather, we at TCC have also been on the "kiti moto" (hot seat) lately with an increasing number of new patients coming from far and near. Despite the more demanding patient work load, we try to stay focused on spiritual as well as physical ministry. One recent spiritual outreach was to Joseph Samwel (see photo) who was born again after attending several Saturday Bible classes. Another case is that of a distinguished gentleman who came to TCC for his Parkinsons care. On multiple occasions this man invited us to his home for fellowship and Bible study. After many thoughtful and insightful questions, he has decided to make Jesus Lord and Savior…