Upon arrival to Tanga, one might come to the conclusion that the people of this city are reached with the gospel and are very involved in church. It takes a second look, a deeper look, to know that even though the city may be reached, its people are far from it. Since Tanga is a … More Unreached People Groups Series #3
Written By John Caprari – GMI Missionary to Tanzania Mohammed (not real name) is from the island of Pemba, one of the islands of the Zanzibar archipelago. He lives in Dar es Salaam and sells sugar cane juice every night, which is flavored just right with a bit of ginger and lime. Mohammed has been … More Unreached People Groups Series #2
Omar (not his real name) is a motorbike driver on the island of Mbwera where the population is 100% Muslim. These people belong to the Wandengereko people group whose population in Tanzania is about 85,000 of whom only 0.7% are followers of Christ. Mbwela is located along the Indian ocean, 200 kilometer South of Dar … More Unreached People Groups Series #1
Our son, J-Nathan, got another shot at the hospital. Health-wise he went from doing pretty well to very poorly. This seems to be what happens most of the time with his reactions to chemo. He slept a lot after the chemo, but started to look better Thursday morning and was ready for school. Wednesday was … More His Grace Is Sufficient – Nyakambiri Update
Have you ever heard something that changed your thinking on a particular idea with just that one sentence? I became an MK (missionary kid) at an older age than most MKs. When I was 11 my family did deputation and just after turning 12 I arrived in Tanzania for the first time. I LOVED being … More One Sentence
One of the guys on our discipleship team named Boaz just finished building his small home in the village of Nsanga. It is a very common brick home with a tin roof but a milestone in terms of meeting one of his lifegoals. The week he finished his home he heard that there was an … More What Does Your Love Look Like?
In the past couple of months, three former GMI missionaries have passed away. Madeline Leonard, with her husband Tony, served in Curacao from 1969 through 1986. Julia Schipper along with her husband, Ira, served in Puerto Rico in the late 60s and early 70s. Nell Lawley was a missionary in Brazil for many years beginning … More Thanking God for Past Missionaries
I am staying home How quickly things change! A month ago we excitedly reported on the progress of our classes in Centro Bíblico de la Gracia. Then Covid-19 arrived in Bolivia. In a series of preventative moves, the government has increased the quarantine level. Currently one person per family between ages of 18-65 may leave home … More Staying Home In Bolivia
Written by Sharon McGarvey, Grace Ministries International. First published on http://www.gracem.org Unfortunately, five missionaries or missionary families were here in the U.S. to share their ministries with churches, individuals, and missions conferences when services and meetings were canceled throughout the country due to the new coronavirus. So the Sykes, Gularts, Menors, Sanchezes, and Brook Seekins … More How is COVID-19 Affecting GMI Missionaries in the States?
Hello friends,The past three weeks have found us stranded between two rivers. The Solola to the North and the Kaoze to the South have washed out theirbridges and the torrential rains have made leaving the Rukwa Valley impossible. It has rained more this year than we have ever seen inany year since our arrival to … More Effects of Rain & the Threat of COVID-19 in rural Tanzania