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Breaking ground in Tanzania

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Tomoka is honored to financially support the work of many organizations all over the world that are working for Jesus. Below is a report from Jeff Reed, one of the mission leaders, sharing about growth Tomoka has helped fund.

This week the Haven of Peace Christian Church in Morogoro, Tanzania, broke ground for its church building on new property in the city. This picture shows church members setting corner pieces that hold the string, to square up the building. Also they are digging holes to set posts for a 30x40 foot shelter, which will serve as their temporary structure while building the permanent building over the next couple years.

The property is in the middle of several neighborhoods where thousands of people live. It is easy to get to, not far from downtown and most of our church members can easily walk or commute there.

For many years, this neighborhood lot was used by its owners as a makeshift bar. They brewed and sold local whiskey out of sheds. Consequently, this area was known to police as being plagued with drunken brawlers, prostitutes and purse snatchers. The community was relieved when the church purchased the property and began to clean it up.

The church members and leadership know that this property was set aside for them, for God’s good purposes, and in answer to their prayers. What a blessing to see God’s providence and provision for our brothers and sisters in Christ as they serve the Lord and reach out to build up their community!

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