Sunday, November 15, 2015

ACTS Fellowship Iringa Dedicates First Building Today

First two pictures from Saturday's arrival at Daily Bread Life Children's home. 
DBLCH Children Greeting Floyd with songs!

ACTS Fellowships First Building on their own property
DBLCH Children/Staff, BLSS, Kidete and ACTS coming to worship together
ACTS Fellowship of Iringa held their first worship service on their own property.   The service began with Floyd offering a prayer of dedication before the people entered the building for worship.  Church members held fund raisers over the past months.  They purchased a piece of property on the edge of Iringa in a developing area.   They built a temporary structure.   During construction, the church members got to know the local residents.   Today, a lady become the first member of ACTS.   The beauty of her decision was that she volunteered to keep the church clean.    The building was packed with people.   The worship was alive with singing, testimony, and prayer.   The Kidete church came to celebrate with ACTS and the students of Bread of Life Secondary School joined in the worship.   ACTS is the home church for Daily Bread Life Children’s Home.
ACTS Church Sign
Even today, two persons gave 600,000 TSH for the development of the property.    Maka, Sam, Brown, Kathryn, and Betha lead in worship as the Praise team.   Stephen, Allen, Maka, Sam, and Brown handled the sound and provided served as musicians.    One of my (Floyd’s) favorite times of worship is the offering—as the praise team leads the congregation in singing, the people come forward bringing their offerings.  I love the smiles on their faces as they bring the offering. 

Group outside for Prayer of Dedication

Floyd prays Maka translates with Neema
Coming in to worship
Brown, Allen, Stephen, Sam, Maka
Mwangaza gives testimony
William leads in singing for worship
Mpeli has been sick for a few days with Malaria. He came but was unable to participate.    Neema led the worship, Floyd brought the message, and Maka served as translator.

The vision for the property is to have a church building, office/counseling center, and nursery/primary school.    As Mpeli said, “you never know what God has planned.   He made possible the property.  You remember Kidete church.  Starting the church in Kidete led to a Nursery/Primary School, Daily Bread Life Children’s Home, the farm, and Bread of Life Secondary School.  The Kidete church is a strong and growing church today.”   

The Offering

Floyd Preaching with Maka Translating
Neema leading in worship

Coming outside the church singing and greeting each other

Ima singing as the people go outside


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