N.E.T.S. Testimony in Tanzania
During November, Harvest Ministry’s N.E.T.S. (National Evangelism Team Support) leader, Naboth Tumuhairwe, traveled over rough mountainous roads to share the Good News in a remote area in Tanzania. Over 2,000 people came to hear the preaching of the Gospel message, and multitudes repented of their sins and prayed to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Exciting personal reports were given during the outreach, including many people who testified of being healed by God and powerfully delivered.
However, the outreach was not without a struggle.
En route to the mission, the brakes on Naboth’s ministry truck stopped working, and his vehicle rolled three times down the steep mountainside approximately 500 yards. Thankfully (and with tremendous praise to God), other than a few aches and pains, no one was injured, although the vehicle was totally smashed and ruined.
The roads in Africa are often so dangerous. Five years ago — right about this time of the year — another beloved N.E.T.S. Minister, Jimmy Onaali, was tragically killed in a car accident en route to a prayer meeting. And many times, we have had close calls on dangerous roads.
We are so thankful for God’s protection over Naboth’s and his mission team’s lives, and we praise God that they were able to borrow a car to go forward to complete the mission.
However, along with this praise report of exciting mission testimonies from Tanzania, we also need to share a big mission need. Due to this terrible accident, our dear ministry co-worker and N.E.T.S. Minister Naboth (who oversees several hundred village churches and also directs Harvest Ministry’s Guma Na Yesu Children’s Center with over 500 orphan children) is now without a very-necessary ministry vehicle.
It’s a very big need, but if anyone could help, please let us know.
And please pray.
Here are a few photos of the wrecked ministry truck.
We do praise God for His protection over all who were involved in this life-threatening accident, and pray for God’s provision for another vehicle for Naboth and his mission work.
The ministry continues . . .
For now, back in Mbarara, Uganda, the ministry continues. Here is a December photo of Naboth at his home church, from a recent AFRICA MY DREAM conference. Notice the altar call in the background, and how the Lord is moving among the people in the congregation: