Dave Brown, member at Ascension Lutheran Madison, recently sent the attached pictures from our friend Pastor Timotheo Alfred from Emmau Lutheran Church in Lyalu Tanzania. Emmau Lutheran currently is worshiping over 170 each Sunday.
Pastor Timotheo expressed his thanks to those in the Mid-South District who sent money to the Southeast of Lake Victoria Diocese (SELVD) to support the purchase of materials to build roofs for churches. As most of you know, when a new congregation is formed the church members purchase the land, clear it, make the bricks, and construct the building. Often the building is without a roof because the congregation has no money to purchase wooden rafters and sheet metal for roofs and cement for floors.
Money from Mid-South District congregations was sent by the District office to the SELVD for church roofs. This congregation started in 2018 after a District mission team visited Lyalu. Team members from Immanuel Lutheran in Memphis were instrumental in the formation and support of Emmau Lutheran Church. They are very proud of their accomplishments and we rejoice with them.