|Most of our "team" outside the church the first Sabbath|
|Haneti village area|
After about six hours on the bus, we met up with Elizabeth and her husband in Dodoma. Then they drove the last 100 km as quickly as the roads would allow to arrive shortly before sunset Friday night at the hostel where we stayed. The trip was a bit scary. We came VERY near crashing when a huge truck came roaring around a corner on our side of the dirt road. God was with us and Elizabeth's husband took the car down into the ditch and back out without letting us get smashed by the big truck. It was only by God's grace we didn't get killed before the meetings ever started.
|Testing blood pressures and checking BMI|
|The two sisters and Elizabeth (our team leader.)|
|Home away from home|
|YES - this one has a door!|
|Termites working hard to repair the tunnel above the bathroom door.|
It was a good thing that I take earplugs and eye-masks on trips. I really needed them for this trip.
|Sheet curtain/door to separate our room from the kitchen|
It is the dry season in Haneti. The dust and wind are formidable. There is a large Mus1im population there along with the Masai people. There is a rather large Catholic influence there also. Water is a challenge for the people. There are actually several water pipes where water is pumped to the site where people can get it. At some of the locations they have to pay for it by the bucket. There were always cows, chickens, donkeys, sheep or goats around it seemed. I don't know if I have ever seen so many donkeys in one place before. They are used to haul all kinds of things, but especially water. Many people take water for granted. Living here, one learns quickly just how important it is.
|Inside the little church the last day of our meetings|
Health teaching was to start the very day after arriving. God blessed and people seemed very interested. The church there in Haneti isn't finished yet. There are open places for the windows and on one end of the church. There are between 20-25 church members there. The children had Sabbath School out under a tamarind tree. The benches are in need of repair, also. I was thankful for all the fresh air in the church, though.
|Children's Sabbath School class under the tree|
|First evening for teaching at the wide open area.|
We were to do health testing from 2-3pm. Another person was to give the "Family Life" teachings from 3-4pm. Then I was to teach from 4-5pm. Then the main message was to be from 5-6 pm. After a couple of days we also started a 7-8pm session out by the village area close to the hostel with the projector after dark. I would teach another session on health and they would follow that up with some other things. They would nail a white sheet to the outside wall of a mud brick hut. We would hook up the generator. Four stools would be found for us. One was used for the projector, one for the laptop and two for out seats. Joshua did a good job translating for me at all the meetings and many other times.
At the end of the meetings seven people followed their Lord and Savior in baptism.
God is good.
|Carrying water Tanzania style|
|Visiting with the local health officials and clinic|
|Setting up the meeting site|
|Main meeting time|
|Haneti Secondary School|
|Teaching, sharing and encouraging staff and students|
The work is big, and the laborers are few. We are praying that we can get some of our students do to the mobile work more and more and we can get more and more people trained.
|A typical mud hut for this area.|
|Another type of simple house|
|Joshua and the big boabab|
|Village life around Haneti|
|Lots of animals at the meeting site each evening|
|Heavy fire wood carried by the ladies|
|At our health testing site|
|Joshua and his new little Mus1im friend|
We are thankful for all the blessing of working for our Lord, wherever that takes us.