Monday, May 08, 2006

Gigantic Mugumo Trees Grow From Tiny Seedlings!

Like many churches in Africa, the Jellys FMC has started under a mango tree. Pastor Josephat Michael Ntampaka, the deputy National Superintendent of the Free Methodist Church in Tanzania visits the people who live near the Jellys School and shares the Word of God with them. He then invites them to join him on Sunday under the mango tree for worship. Attendance varies each Sunday. On a sunny morning he can have up to twenty people. On a rainy day like yesterday he ends up with less than 10 people in the worship service. For him, it is not the numbers that matter but his faithfulness to his calling! Like the gigantic Mugumo trees that grow from tiny seedlings, the Jellys FMC hopes to grow and become a "gigantic" church in future!

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