A crew of chilly, wet men are gathered at the prow of their crowded fishing boat in the predawn dark when an almost ghostly voice floats out to them through the fog.
Eight Muslim Middle Easterners in our living room? Interested in Bible study? I fled to the kitchen. At least I could fix tea.
Pastor Ibrahim Samuel arrived at Sumbawanga Mennonite Church in Tanzania about a year and a half ago, full of energy and vision.
“You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others” (2 Timothy 2:2, NLT).
"Keeping Sabbath has taught me the deeper truths of God's love as much as any faith discipline I have observed as an adult ..."
She sat across from me in the small crowded restaurant and spoke softly. “My husband and I have money. We give regularly, but people are always asking for more. When they look at us, they have dollar signs in their eyes. We are unseen. No one ever asks, 'How’s your marriage or how are your children or can I pray for you?'"