Recently I had the opportunity to be a part of a mission trip to Tanzania, Africa through my church Christ the King Lutheran, Memphis . It was an amazing experience to say the least. To be able to go half way around the world and share my faith in Jesus Christ with the people of Tanzania was only possible through the work of the Holy Spirit.
The verses in the Bible that keeps coming to my mind is Genesis 11:1-9, the Tower of Babel. God confused the language and scattered the people over the face of the earth. For us, this is something that happened a long time ago, and it may be hard for us to relate to, considering all the many different languages and cultural differences of today. But God’s timing is always now and His plan for our salvation was never changed due to many languages. He knew when He confused the language and scattered the people that He would send me far away from my home to share the Good News of His Son Jesus Christ in the Sukuma Villages in the Shinyanga District of Tanzania. We were blessed to have a team of pastors, deacons, evangelists and village translators to walk with us through the villages and translate the Gospel from English to Swahili to Sakuma. The saving grace of Jesus Christ was translated through the word into the heart of the believer. “For nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37