Posted by: RaphaEl JL | April 24, 2013

THE DANIEL INITIATIVE-DODOMA CENTRAL BASE CLUSTER MEMBERS

DSC01756Youth following

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DSC01765Casting vision for DI for 11 ICPs119 Youth meet at TZ 504,for the DI vision casting.

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | April 23, 2013

THE DI TEAM PARTICIPANTS FROM DODOMA CENTRAL CLUSTER

VIJANA-WASHIRIKI WA SEMINAYA DANIEL INITIATIAVE (DI)
ILIYOFANYIKA TAREHE 27.03.2013 KATIKA KITUO CHA TZ-504 BAPTIST MAKOLE
S/NO. JINA LA MWANAFUNZI JINSIA KITUO ANACHOTOKA
1 Catherine Richard Kalage K TZ-114
2 Omary Juma Mohamed M TZ-114
3 Daniel Charles Kitinje M TZ-114
4 Daniel John Yohana M TZ-114
5 Frida Fednand Swenya K TZ-114
6 Joseph Phirmin Joseph M TZ-114
7 Imani Mbogoni M TZ-114
8 Monica John Richard K TZ-114
9 Hawa A. Hanas K TZ-114
10 Kitwana Selemani M TZ-114
11 Bibiana Njokha K TZ-114
12 Omary Athumani M TZ-114
13 Isack Masso M TZ-216
14 Humphrey Shabani M TZ-216
15 Lott Kulwa M TZ-216
16 Jackline Sanga K TZ-216
17 Fatuma Hamisi K TZ-216
18 Salome Kitundu K TZ-216
19 Sizya Edward M TZ-216
20 Mnyika Lucas M TZ-216
21 Neema Tenanzo K TZ-216
22 Robert Mnama M TZ-310
23 Kashinde Petro M TZ-310
24 Mustapha Tembo M TZ-310
25 Samwel Masawe M TZ-310
26 Ayubu Emmanuel M TZ-310
27 Respicius Mtabusi M TZ-310
28 Abdalah Ally M TZ-310
29 Jasmini Luvanga K TZ-310
30 Judith Mnama K TZ-310
31 Lidya Mtabusi K TZ-310
32 Anestesho Mlisho K TZ-310
33 Maria Hezroni K TZ-310
34 Emily Gidion K TZ-333
35 Jeni Chidyaka K TZ-333
36 Christina John K TZ-333
37 Basilisa Lupumba K TZ-333
38 Christopha Ngoliga M TZ-333
39 Petro Matiku M TZ-333
40 Ayubu Dickson M TZ-333
41 Imani Mohamedi M TZ-333
42 Bahati Samsoni M TZ-333
43 Miraji Salimu M TZ-333
44 Eva P. Joseph K TZ-504
45 Flora Peter K TZ-504
46 Isaya Uhuru K TZ-504
47 Baraka Nevere K TZ-504
48 Mawazo Sumira M TZ-504
49 Bernanad Mabonye M TZ-504
50 Omega Batony M TZ-504
51 Stella Thadei K TZ-504
52 Anna Tarimo K TZ-504
53 Zawadi Iddy K TZ-504
54 Raheli Sanga K TZ-504
55 Maria Yona K TZ-504
56 Anna Jeremia K TZ-603
57 Ericka Maganga K TZ-603
58 Saumu Mkuchu K TZ-603
59 Jetta Giga M TZ-603
60 Martha Ngowi K TZ-603
61 Husna Bakari K TZ-603
62 Daniel Chibigas M TZ-603
63 Christopher Mushi M TZ-603
64 Nyemo Emmanuel K TZ-603
65 Emmanuel Mgawa M TZ-603
66 Vicent Maganga M TZ-701
67 Chibwana Amos M TZ-701
68 Jackline Mwarabu K TZ-701
69 Denis Dagobert M TZ-701
70 Sarah Hamisi M TZ-701
71 Joseph Yolam M TZ-701
72 Bakari Said M TZ-701
73 Neema Chiboni K TZ-701
74 Haruna Omary M TZ-752
75 Leah Leornard K TZ-752
76 Halima Meck K TZ-752
77 Neema Seleman K TZ-752
78 Mariam Japhari K TZ-752
79 Mestina Michael K TZ-752
80 Bahati Chidumuzi M TZ-752
81 Simon Shabani M TZ-752
82 Mary Saimon K TZ-752
83 Lena Mackson K TZ-752
84 Loveness Agrey K TZ-752
85 Emanuel Obedi M TZ-752
86 Emanuel E. Alphonce M TZ-807
87 Julius A. Julius M TZ-807
88 Kulwa C. Kalebi M TZ-807
89 Daniel D. Msaghaa M TZ-807
90 Aron A. Salum M TZ-807
91 Anna J. Ntakisigaye K TZ-807
92 Jane M. Charles K TZ-807
93 Mercy G. Lukinga K TZ-807
94 Roina A. Katula K TZ-807
95 Gooduck A. Luking M TZ-807
96 Agatha H. Issa K TZ-807
97 Paulina A. Kalusi K TZ-807
98 John Donald M TZ-809
99 Peter Haule M TZ-809
100 Stephan Kenedy M TZ-809
101 Edwin Ezekiel M TZ-809
102 Ezekiel Shedrack M TZ-809
103 Modest Edwin M TZ-809
104 Gloria Makasi K TZ-809
105 Chezalina Charles K TZ-809
106 Pendo John K TZ-809
107 Pendo Peter K TZ-809
108 Mariam Paul K TZ-809
109 Jesca Costa K TZ-809
110 Christina Philemon K TZ-809
111 Lucy Fredrick K TZ-809
112 Telephina Lyimo K TZ-951
113 Maryciana Ernest K TZ-951
114 Lulu Wiliam K TZ-951
115 Sostenes Sanca K TZ-951
116 Ulumbi Zakayo K TZ-951
117 Petro Chisakawakali M TZ-951
118 Baraka Donas M TZ-951
119 Paschal Modest M TZ-951

MUHTSARI:
S/N NAMBA YA KITUO JINA LA KITUO
IDADI
ME KE JUMLA
1 TZ-114 TAG ICC STUDENT CENTRE 6 6 12
2 TZ-216 ELCT NKUHUNGU STUDENT CENTRE 5 4 9
3 TZ-310 ANGLICAN CHANG’OMBE STUDENT CENTRE 7 5 12
4 TZ-333 ANGLICAN IPAGALA STUDENT CENTRE 6 4 10
5 TZ-504 BAPTIST MAKOLE STUDENT CENTRE 5 7 12
6 TZ-603 PAG DODOMA TOWN STUDENT CENTRE 5 5 10
7 TZ-701 MENNONITE I.R. STUDENT CENTRE 6 2 8
8 TZ-752 AREA D CHURCH OF GOD STUDENT CENTRE 3 9 12
9 TZ-807 FPCT CHAMWINO STUDENT CENTRE 6 6 12
10 TZ-809 FPCT NKUHUNGU STUDENT CENTRE 6 8 12
11 TZ-951 AICT KIZOTA STUDENT CENTRE 4 4 8
JUMLA KUU 59 60 119

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | November 19, 2011

LDP AWARENESS AND DI PENETRATION-KONGWA ELCT TZ 216

They spent four days at Kidia Hotel, they were 8 in number,they came alone and went back with JESUS in their hearts,all of them surrendered to Jesus the second day of training,

DI-Raphael with all of the youth from Kongwa who came to attend a training-LDP Awareness,they didnt only got the awareness but also JESUS

Giving a gift to the head girl of the project-the gift was my audio cd teachings on youth,named Ilale

Ilale,the head girl,I loved her spiritHe wants to be a doctor,WillyMy plan for tommorrow?

Mary was her name,

Mary,certified?? hahhahaha you bet

Now this is Jane, the teacher

Jane,the greatThe group with my baby Angel in there, hahahaMy wife was there, it was a joy when students saw her

 Like a family,memorable days

GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST HEAVENS

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | November 19, 2011

THE DANIEL INTIATIVE-DODOMA UPDATES

Greetings in the name of Jesus, the Son of the Living God,

 

 

This was Mtanana Anglican Student center,

It was a great moment to be Mtanana Anglican Student center,we never get weary

These servants, here is soon after accepting the Great Call,50 surrendered to Jesus

When you get an opportunity like this, it will much depend with the style

The style matters

 Giving their committment to the King, in this project we found five young beautiful girls who are expected mothers meaning pregnant,JESUS SON OF DAVID HAVE MERCY

YOU WILL NEVER KNOW THEM UNTIL YOU BE THEM

Ttimes like these are cherishable, even if it just takes one of them,

With the Project Director at the middle,

Do you really know how much they have?
 
We are greatful for the time spent at Mtanana with Mwl Abisai, and my Dota Neema
Posted by: RaphaEl JL | February 28, 2011

THE DANIEL INTIATIVE YOUTH CLUBS IN DODOMA

Dear friends,

There have been along silence.Many things have happened so far but for His glory.There have many many changes in our individual life and those around us and we thank God for keeping us safe up to date.I want to greet all of you in the name of Jesus Christ,the Son of the Most High God!

Today,the DI team is glad to inform you that in the coming few months,starting with Dodoma northern cluster and in all the projects,there is going to be the establishment of THE DANIEL INTITIATIVE CLUBS which will form YOUTH CLUSTER LEADERSHIP which will be helping to organize most of the youth activities there.Please pray for this.Our aim is still the same:TRANSFORMATION.This is not an easy project but we know that by His help we are going to do great things in Jesus name.

Also,DI Weekly movements to the centers will be resumed soon and this time from Dodoma.

In case of any thing please let us know.

WE REMAIN.IN JESUS CHRIST.

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | January 4, 2011

2010 in review

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to reach the top. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2010. If those were steps, it would have climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa 4 times

In 2010, there were 5 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 23 posts. There were 34 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 56mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was October 2nd with 29 views. The most popular post that day was DI Regional Leaderships.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were strictlygospel.wordpress.com, womenofchrist.wordpress.com, nyimbozadini.blogspot.com, marafikihuru.blogspot.com, and search.conduit.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for compassion international tanzania, kusifu na kuabudu, nyimbo za kuabudu, the daniel initiative, and daniel initiative.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

DI Regional Leaderships June 2009

2

COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL TANZANIA-CURRICULUM SPECIALIST TEACHING ON TIME MANAGEMENT AT TZ 204-MONDULI CLUSTER July 2010

3

KUSIFU NA KUABUDU November 2009
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4

UNDERSTANDING THE WIDTH AND DEPTH OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP May 2010

5

Youths Q&A July 2009
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wow and WOW,It was our pleasure to resume the DI activities last weekend by visiting Monduli cluster,it was a blessing to share life with our dear brother and sisters there,we thank God for His grace to enable us be able to reach these young ones.We love you.We are committed to serve you,children and youth.You are our call and our purpose.Enjoy the photos….

Brother Mathias laughing,

Mathias at the back,Brother Erasto leaning down and me at the front,

Raphael and Mathias alliancing at a laugh,breaking the sholders

This is leadership,

WE THANK YOU ALL FOR PRAYING FOR US.

GREETINGS….

On the Left is John Kavishe,one of the youth we mentor at our local church and on the right is Compassion Tanzania International Curriculum Specialist Brother Mathias Lyamunda,who was the main speaker at the service.

Look at their beautiful and smilling faces,

This is Neema Kilimtali,another youth we mentor from our local church,she is in form four now while John is in form two,the same school….

it was tea time,

More,

Then we were invited by the Evangelist of the church,

The class started,

Brother Mathias delevering Time Management as stipulated in Adolescent curriculum

: Estimating Time Spent Daily

Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to evaluate how they spend their time each day.

Assets

Developmental assets include the following:

  • Creative Activities (17)
  • Achievement Motivation (21)
  • Planning and Decision Making (32)

Requirements

This lesson requires the following:

  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Materials / equipment:

–          Paper/pencil or chalk/chalkboard

–          If available, copies of the weekly calendar (see Appendix 1 – Weekly Calendar)

Activities

Explanation of lesson plan

  • Estimate time activity
  • Track the last three days’ activity and time spent on them
  • Read Jeremiah 29:6
  • Reflect and answer questions about daily time

Initial activities

Step 1.   Ask, “What do you think you spend the most time doing in a week?” (Possible answers: school, work, friends, chores, sleeping)

Step 2.   Ask the students to write down or list the five things that they think they spend the most time doing. 

Learning activities

Step 1.   Have the students write down the last three days’ activities and approximate the time they spent doing them.

Tip:        It may be hard for students to remember exactly what they have done. It is not important to be perfectly correct, but it is important to have approximate times.

Step 2.   Use the weekly calendar provided or have the students create one, as follows:

Week of _______________________________

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7-8 am              
8-9 am              
9-10 am              
10-11 am              
11-12              
12-1 pm              
1-2 pm              
2-3 pm              
3-4 pm              
4-5 pm              
5-6 pm              
6-7 pm              
7-8 pm              
8-9 pm              
Things To remember              

Tip:        Save these calendars for the next lesson, if possible.

Step 3.   Have the students see if their estimations were correct. Ask, “What do you spend the most time doing?”

Step 4.   Remind the students of their goals that they set during the module My plans for tomorrow. Ask, “Are you spending time doing things that will help you achieve your goals?”

Step 5.   Ask the students to consider, for a moment, what God’s goals might be for them. Ask, “Do you spend time reading the Bible, praying, or asking God to show you the plans that He has for you?” Tell the students that it is important to work time into their schedules for these things.

Closing activities

Step 1.   Read Jeremiah 29:6 “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand.”

Step 2.   Have the students finish the following sentences while they think about their estimations and the way that they spend their time.

  • I knew________________
  • I was surprised________________
  • I want_________________

Lesson 2: Balancing Your Time

Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to show examples of biblical principals in time management.

Assets

Developmental assets include the following:

  • Creative Activities (17)
  • Achievement Motivation (21)
  • Planning and Decision Making (32)

Requirements

This lesson requires the following:

  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Materials / equipment:

–          Paper/pencil or chalk/chalkboard

–          Calendar of time spent from Lesson 1

Activities

Explanation of lesson plan

  • Discuss likes and dislikes
  • List seven words
  • Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
  • Look at balance of time

Initial activities

Step 1.   Ask the students, “What are some things that you like to do?

Step 2.   Ask, “What are some things that you dislike doing, but need to do?”

Learning activities

Step 1.   Say, “Last time we were together, we looked at ways that we spend our time.”

Step 2.   Have the students write down these seven words:

  • Family
  • Health
  • Intellectual
  • Financial
  • Professional
  • Social
  • Spiritual

Step 3.   Have the students get into groups of two or three and discuss the importance of each of these words in their lives. Ask, “Are some of these areas more important than others? Are there any areas that are not important?”

Step 4.   Next, discuss with the students the fact that these should all be important areas in their lives. Talk about how using time wisely and having a BALANCE of all of these in their lives will help them.

Step 5.   Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-13.

A Time for Everything

1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

9 What does the worker gain from his toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on men. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. 13 That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God.

Step 6.   Ask the students to look at the weekly calendar that they created in Lesson 1. Have them put the approximate amount of time spent, in a seven-day period, next to their seven words.

Example:

  • Family (3 hours a day, except on Saturday = 18 hours)
  • Health (brush teeth, bathe about 1 hour a day = 7 hours)
  • Intellectual (school 6 hours a day for 4 days = 24 hours)
  • Financial (count money, save money = 1 hour week)
  • Professional (work 2 hours a day for seven days = 14 hours)
  • Social (time with friends 4 hours a day for seven days = 28 hours)
  • Spiritual ( Read my Bible 30 min day for 7 days = 3½ hours)

Step 7.   Finally, have them summarize what kind of balance they feel that they have. (Examples: I need to exercise more so that I will remain healthy; I should study the Bible more often and help others more often in the spiritual area; I need to set some financial goals so that I will be secure in the future; family, intellectual, professional and social are okay for me; I am headed towards my goals and feel that these are pretty balanced.)

Tip:        Save these papers for the next lesson, if possible.

Closing activities

Ask, “What do you think happens when we don’t balance our time between things that we like to do and things that we don’t like but need to do.” (Possible answers: Tension or stress develops, we will not be able to reach our goals, we can become frustrated, we can miss out on what is good for us 

: Estimating Time Spent Daily

Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to evaluate how they spend their time each day.

Assets

Developmental assets include the following:

·         Creative Activities (17)

·         Achievement Motivation (21)

·         Planning and Decision Making (32)

Requirements

This lesson requires the following:

·         Time: 45 minutes

·         Materials / equipment:

          Paper/pencil or chalk/chalkboard

          If available, copies of the weekly calendar (see Appendix 1 – Weekly Calendar)

Activities

Explanation of lesson plan

·         Estimate time activity

·         Track the last three days’ activity and time spent on them

·         Read Jeremiah 29:6

·         Reflect and answer questions about daily time

Initial activities

Step 1.   Ask, “What do you think you spend the most time doing in a week?” (Possible answers: school, work, friends, chores, sleeping)

Step 2.   Ask the students to write down or list the five things that they think they spend the most time doing. 

Learning activities

Step 1.   Have the students write down the last three days’ activities and approximate the time they spent doing them.

Tip:        It may be hard for students to remember exactly what they have done. It is not important to be perfectly correct, but it is important to have approximate times.

Step 2.   Use the weekly calendar provided or have the students create one, as follows:

Week of _______________________________

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

7-8 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-9 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-10 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-11 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12-1 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1-2 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-3 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-5 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-6 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-7 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-8 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-9 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things To remember

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tip:        Save these calendars for the next lesson, if possible.

Step 3.   Have the students see if their estimations were correct. Ask, “What do you spend the most time doing?”

Step 4.   Remind the students of their goals that they set during the module My plans for tomorrow. Ask, “Are you spending time doing things that will help you achieve your goals?”

Step 5.   Ask the students to consider, for a moment, what God’s goals might be for them. Ask, “Do you spend time reading the Bible, praying, or asking God to show you the plans that He has for you?” Tell the students that it is important to work time into their schedules for these things.

Closing activities

Step 1.   Read Jeremiah 29:6 “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand.”

Step 2.   Have the students finish the following sentences while they think about their estimations and the way that they spend their time.

·         I knew________________

·         I was surprised________________

·         I want_________________

  

Lesson 2: Balancing Your Time

Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to show examples of biblical principals in time management.

Assets

Developmental assets include the following:

·         Creative Activities (17)

·         Achievement Motivation (21)

·         Planning and Decision Making (32)

Requirements

This lesson requires the following:

·         Time: 45 minutes

·         Materials / equipment:

          Paper/pencil or chalk/chalkboard

          Calendar of time spent from Lesson 1

Activities

Explanation of lesson plan

·         Discuss likes and dislikes

·         List seven words

·         Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-13

·         Look at balance of time

Initial activities

Step 1.   Ask the students, “What are some things that you like to do?

Step 2.   Ask, “What are some things that you dislike doing, but need to do?”

Learning activities

Step 1.   Say, “Last time we were together, we looked at ways that we spend our time.”

Step 2.   Have the students write down these seven words:

·         Family

·         Health

·         Intellectual

·         Financial

·         Professional

·         Social

·         Spiritual

Step 3.   Have the students get into groups of two or three and discuss the importance of each of these words in their lives. Ask, “Are some of these areas more important than others? Are there any areas that are not important?”

Step 4.   Next, discuss with the students the fact that these should all be important areas in their lives. Talk about how using time wisely and having a BALANCE of all of these in their lives will help them.

Step 5.   Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-13.

A Time for Everything

1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

9 What does the worker gain from his toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on men. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. 13 That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God.

Step 6.   Ask the students to look at the weekly calendar that they created in Lesson 1. Have them put the approximate amount of time spent, in a seven-day period, next to their seven words.

Example:

·         Family (3 hours a day, except on Saturday = 18 hours)

·         Health (brush teeth, bathe about 1 hour a day = 7 hours)

·         Intellectual (school 6 hours a day for 4 days = 24 hours)

·         Financial (count money, save money = 1 hour week)

·         Professional (work 2 hours a day for seven days = 14 hours)

·         Social (time with friends 4 hours a day for seven days = 28 hours)

·         Spiritual ( Read my Bible 30 min day for 7 days = 3½ hours)

Step 7.   Finally, have them summarize what kind of balance they feel that they have. (Examples: I need to exercise more so that I will remain healthy; I should study the Bible more often and help others more often in the spiritual area; I need to set some financial goals so that I will be secure in the future; family, intellectual, professional and social are okay for me; I am headed towards my goals and feel that these are pretty balanced.)

Tip:        Save these papers for the next lesson, if possible.

Closing activities

Ask, “What do you think happens when we don’t balance our time between things that we like to do and things that we don’t like but need to do.” (Possible answers: Tension or stress develops, we will not be able to reach our goals, we can become frustrated, we can miss out on what is good for us

Then prayer was offered,

John and Neema had a time to reflesh a bit

The project director refleshing with children,

 

It was indeed a time to rejoice,

Look at the teeth please,haha haha ahah

What about this?

John with friends,

Brother Erasto,Raphael,John and friends

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | May 4, 2010

UNDERSTANDING THE WIDTH AND DEPTH OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP

WHEN ITS ALL ABOUT JESUS

As it is true with many terms used among Christians, the word “worship” can become a cliché devoid of significant content if we don’t stop to consider its meaning. The humblest and the most unseen activity in the world can be the true worship of God. Work and worship literally become one. Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever; and man carries out that function when he does what God sent him into the world to do. Work well done rises like a hymn of praise to God. This means that the doctor on his rounds, the scientist in his laboratory, the teacher in his classroom, the musician at his music, the artist at his canvas, the shop assistant at his counter, the typist at her typewriter, the housewife in her kitchen — all who are doing the work of the world as it should be done are joining in a great act of worship.

The worship service features two sides of a sacred conversation. Those who lead in worship need to help people recognize themselves in the presence of God. They must also speak God’s words to the people so that they will know they are on holy ground. That is the experience people are longing for in worship. But before such a sacred conversation happens in worship, it must happen for those who lead in worship in their own soul. The Scriptures include or allude to just about every approach to worship there is: organized, spontaneous, public, private, simple, complex, ornate or plain. Yet there is no comment anywhere about any one way being preferred over another. Rather, it is the spiritual condition of the worshiper that determines whether or not God is at work. This fact alone countermands the tendency to assume that if we could just find the correct or fashionably relevant system, all will be well and God will come down. This doesn’t imply that we have no responsibility to make intelligent and sensitive choices or to be creative. But whatever these choices eventually are, they are incapable all by themselves of establishing the superiority of one system over another.

Surely that which occupies the total time and energies of heaven must be a fitting pattern for earth. When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without heart. Our entire being is fashioned as an instrument of praise. Just as a master violin maker designs an instrument to produce maximum aesthetic results, so God tailor-made our bodies, souls and spirits to work together in consonance to produce pleasing expressions of praise and worship. When we use body language to express praise that which is internal becomes visible.It is far too easy, within the current upsurge of creative input in the realm of worship, to find ourselves chasing spiritual or aesthetic experiences, as if the highest achievements of our whole pilgrimage on earth were to enter some kind of praise-induced ecstasy. I wonder sometimes whether it is worship we worship, whether what we experience in music and song is actually our primary motivation, rather than honoring God. Fundamentally, authentic worship is about pursuing that which pleases God, not us. It is about lives lived in service to God and neighbor, lives which are ‘living sacrifices’, which are engaged in God’s work in the world.

We’ve made worship self-centred instead of God-centred. We lobby for what we want: ‘I don’t like the songs’; ‘I don’t like the volume’. It’s as if we’re worshipping worship instead of worshipping God. Worship is not a musical experience. Musicians, singers and worship leaders can no more create a worship experience than an evangelist can create a salvation experience. Both worship and salvations are decisions – decisions that only individuals can make. Worship is not a result of how good the music is or whether my favourite songs are sung. It is not a consequence of whether I stand or sit, lift my hands or kneel. My worship must be an expression of my relationship with God – in song, in shouts and whispers, sitting, walking, or driving the car. Worship is my response to God. If worship is a decision, then the greatest worship happens when someone who doesn’t like a church’s music or liturgical style prays, Not my will but yours be done, God – I’ll worship you in spite of it.

Worship leaders and worshipers alike should strive to present a majestic God with the best they have to offer.We worship in the context of divine grace. It is God who is at work in our worship. We can rest knowing that the success of a service depends on God, not exclusively on our own effort. We don’t worship in order to gain God’s favor. We worship because of God’s prior favor to us, because of God’s invitation of us. This has redeeming implications for thinking about aesthetics, the motivation of worship leaders, and the content of each worship service. It is easy to praise the Lord from the heights of His love, but it is rich to worship Him from the depths of His love. If you are in a time of testing or trial may I encourage you today to stop and worship the Lord. Find comfort in His word and in the obedience that comes from surrendering our will and rights to Him. Job prayed in the course of his trials, “Though He may slay me, I will hope in Him.” Our Lord is sovereign – He is in control of all things. There is mercy in the wilderness dear friend. Come to Christ Jesus today, worship Him in spirit and truth, and drink of His mercy as He molds you to Himself.”

There is no greater love song to proclaim than the once for all sacrifice of Jesus Christ our Lord at Calvary, but yet others feel content to sing about the chaff of this world. What the New Testament church wrestled with the least is what our industry craves the most–money. How dare we think we can play politics with God, with His truth and with His church. We can’t negotiate with sin no matter what kind of capital is at stake–and that really is the issue here.”

The Lord Jesus loves us with all His heart. He desires that we love Him with all our heart; and until we do, we will never know the sweetness of His love for us. We will have some faint concept but that is all. With how many people do we share the secrets of our heart and with whom do we share them? We will be intimate with the person we know loves us, the person we know is committed to us, the person who has given himself or herself to us, and with none besides. It is so with our Lord. There must be response of love to love.

Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. Be careful what you do with the best you have. Whenever you get a blessing from God, give it back to Him as a love gift. Take time to meditate before God and offer the blessing back to Him in a deliberate act of worship. If you hoard a thing of blessing for yourself, it will turn into spiritual dry rot, as the manna did when it was hoarded [Exodus 16]. God will never let you hold a spiritual thing for yourself, it has to be given back to Him that he may make it a blessing to others. When we believe that we should be satisfied rather than God glorified in our worship, then we put God below ourselves as though He had been made for us rather than that we had been made for Him. Without the heart it is not worship; it is a stage play; an acting a part without being that person really…a hypocrite. We may truly be said to worship God-though we lack perfection; but we cannot be said to worship Him if we lack sincerity. Worship is celebration. All of life is a festival: being persuaded that God is everywhere present on all sides, we praise him as we till the ground, we sing hymns as we sow the seed, we feel his inspiration in all we do. If there is one characteristic more than others that contemporary public worship needs to recapture it is this awe before the surpassingly great and gracious God……TO BE CONTINUED…..

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | February 22, 2010

THE DANIEL INITIATIVE AT MONDULI

THIS IS A BANNER AS YOU GO INSIDE THE CENTER

As we arrived at the center we were received by the Project Director,down is sister Miriam and her

GENESIS 11:6

 

Then brother Raphael opened the session,

IMETUPASA KUMTUMIKIA MUNGU KWA FURAHA

Then dada Miriam with words of wisdom,

WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE,LOOK AT DANIEL AND WHAT HE ACCOMPLISHED

Both the message and the sender matters,

YES,THE MESSAGE MUST BE THE GOSPEL AKA CHRIST IN FULL,ALSO THE SENDER MUST BE IN THE MESSAGE

There were about and more than 200 students,

WE MIGHT BE PLANTING OR WATERING THE SEED,ALL IN ALL IT TAKES GOD TO GROWTH

WHO KNOWS THEIR FUTURE?

GOD KNOWS EACH ONE OF THEM,NO MATTER THIER BACKGROUND-THEY ARE MAPPED IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB OF GOD

 

HOW CAN THEY GO? IT DEPENDS ON HOW FAR THEY CAN SEE,AND WHAT DO THEY SEE? YOU AND ME.BUT WHAT DO WE SHOW THEM?

HOW LOVELY-SHOLDER TO SHOLDER-

YOU CAN DISCOURAGE THE YOUTH BY WHO THEY WERE BUT NOT WHO THEY ARE IN CHRIST JESUS

WHO WE ARE NOW MATTERS THAN ANYTHING IN THE PAST...

We thank God for saving almost and beyond 90 souls that came to Jesus!

AND MANY SOULS CAME TO ACCEPT THE LORDSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST

Pastor Pascal delivering the Word of God,

WHY SHOULD WE STAY AWAY FROM SIN

ON BEHALF OF THE DI TEAM,WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN PRAYERS AND MUCH MORE,COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL TANZANIA FOR GIVING US THE CHANCE TO SERVE TO THE LITTLE ONE IN JESUS NAME.

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | February 12, 2010

MINDSET UPGRADE-TW0

Big Up Raphael,

Since here is not Kanisani, where you can send and everybody aliko aseme Amen. Ninamaswali matatu from mindse Upgrade-two.
(i) Walokole huwa mnaamini kuwa God can speak through his word look at here “So God can not do anything in the absence of His word or without sending His word. If He wants to speak anything about my life, my finance, school, problems, healings, marriage, ministry He shall use His word to reveal His will.” The issue is how can I know that God is speaking to me…ntajuaje?nitasikia sauti?nitasikia baridiiiiiiii. Kunatatizo nimeliona katika kizazi chetu wengi wetu we take “The Word” and we fix into our Problems….mfano. Mtu anashida ya hela amekosa kabisa msaada akiwa amekata tamaa anaamua kusoma bible…..anadondokea Zab. 23: Bwana ndiye Mchungaji wangu sitapungukiwa na Kitu….hata nikiwa sina hela …..Sitapungukiwa na Kitu……..Hata kama sijaolewa…Sitapungukiwa na Kitu……huku ni kuchukua neno na kulifix katika shida zetu maana baada ya ukiri shida iko pale pale…Swali la msingi nitajuaje kuwa hapa kabisaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa neno langu………

Kwenye ku- Upgrade akili zetu lazima tuwekane sawa kwenye hiyo paragraph niliyonakili kuna umesema God can speak to me about my Marriage…how?hapa tuna up-grade bila kupelekeshana………How can God speak to me, how?labda unataka kuniambia God can speak to me kuwa nimuoe Elieka badala ya Irene?au Mungu anaweza kusema kuwa nisioe?au Mungu anaweza sema na mm nikamuoe Jamila?Let us Upgrade our minds taratibu.

Let us Upgrade katika hili pia “I know Satan is powerful but moreover God is all powerful and more powerful that Satan. That is why it is wrong to depend on Satan or people because their powers are limited. To believe the Word of God is a progressive concept, we believe in the first place for our salvation but we keep on believing till we reach the fullness of Christ himself”. I have been working with Chinese kwa muda sasa a big challange kwangu iko hapa they dont believe in anything…even that one also its faith….(Faith of not believing in anything). They only depend on themselves… na kweli Chinese ndo wanashikilia uchumi wa dunia wapo kila mahali na wame advance sana, If they dont have money wananitaniaga dont pray, go for it find it, ngoja nimnukuu Mchina mmoja “Africans your lazy because you depend to God in everything” je hakuna ukweli hapo?ok let us upgrade hapo kaka.

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | February 12, 2010

MINDSET UPGRADE-TW0

Kingdom Alliance Center

Presents

The Gospel Corners’ Mindset Upgrade

www.gospelcorner.wordpress.com

Dear friend in Jesus,

Forgive me for sending this lately, I have been in a whole day planning meeting but hope you will still find this useful through out your weekend.

The right and truthful source

Who you are , where do you come from, what do you have, what is your position, resources to use, what you can do, how far you can go according to the Word of God? What is your destiny, your purpose and what are your rights? The bible even tells of how and what you should be thinking Colossians 3:1-4, speaking and doing. The bible is the source. The Spirit of God is the source. Locate and position yourself in the Word of God by knowing where God has positioned you in his Word, by reading, doing, meditating and speaking it, let it be in your heart, let it be the air you breath, the food you eat, the path you walk on, the light you see through, the clothes you wear, the confessions you make, the promises you await, the blessing you give, the future you see, the decision you make.

Understanding the Word of God

John 1:1-18

John recognized Jesus as the real WORD OF GOD and how do you recognize or identify Jesus? In the beginning God spoke the word and the word He spoke created a lot of things. The word that was spoken by God is revealed by John as Jesus in the flesh. Jesus is the heart of God and before anything else existed in the world Jesus was there. The word was where God was, the same place and the word was God. Genesis 1:3, God said, let there be light, and there was light. So the word was sent by God to create things and that’s how heaven and earth came into being. When God wants to do something somewhere, He sends His word that means the spoken word. Even if He wants to do something to me or you, here or there it’s only the word that He sends. When He wanted to serve me from my sin, He sent the word, He sent Jesus.

So God can not do anything in the absence of His word or without sending His word. If He wants to speak anything about my life, my finance, school, problems, healings, marriage, ministry He shall use His word to reveal His will. The word is the heart of God-Jesus is the heart of God, and then my relationship with the word matters a lot because the more I attach myself to the word the more I become saturated with God and His Spirit. In fact the closer I get to the word, the closer I get to God and this results into the more closer I become in the knowledge of God’s ways, love, will, purpose, motives, plans in my life.

But the word was God. But we also know that words are spirits because they are unseen thus from His spiritual form God transformed himself into flesh hence became JESUS. So Jesus is the name that entails all supreme ability and sovereign of God. Knowing more of Jesus, means knowing more of the word of God, which results into knowing more of God himself. There is no greater faith like the faith that believes in what someone has spoken, when you believe everything God says and trust Him to bring it to pass, then your faith is incomparable. Mathew 8:5-13

For us to know the intentions, desires, will, thoughts, ways of God we must understand what He speak to us, we must know His word and there is no any other way of knowing those things without knowing JESUS. That is why Jesus said the He is the way, the truth and the life and no one goes to His father except through him. For the word to work I must believe and trust it enough to be the lamp upon my feet and the light in all my ways. The word must control my ways, judgments, thinking, desires, interests, decisions because there is no way I can control the word and in my effort of doing this everything goes astray.

When God send His word to me it must work God’s way and not my way simply because His ways are higher than mine. Isaiah 55:8-11. I can not tell Jesus what to do but wait to be told by him what to do and this is requires discipline, telling Jesus what to do is like telling him that his mission was incomplete. The word of God is the heart of God and this is true because whenever God speaks he speaks from his heart to the point that he speaks it always because out of the abundant of the heart the mouth speaks. Mathew 12:33.Your heart is filled by what? Here is one of the greatest sins, if you don’t believe in the word of God it simply means that you don’t believe Jesus and also God, why? Because God is only connected and responsible with you through the word, I mean through Jesus only, Hebrew 4:2 hence what you here becomes profitless to you. The ability of God to do anything in my life lies in the understanding and application of his word. You see nothing can be done by God outside how word because what he speaks is powerful to accomplish what he wants.

The power and the ability of the word of God is the ability and power of God himself, so how much the word of God can do is how much God himself can do. The source of anything determines the power of a product, thus God as the source of his own word determine the magnitude of his word in operation. The word can not have more power that the source but the source is powerful just as the words. I can not speak powerful words if the source of those words is not powerful. There are only two sources of power, God and Satan and this explains the facts that if you don’t operate from one side then you are in the other side.

I know Satan is powerful but moreover God is all powerful and more powerful that Satan. That is why it is wrong to depend on Satan or people because their powers are limited. To believe the Word of God is a progressive concept, we believe in the first place for our salvation but we keep on believing till we reach the fullness of Christ himself. Our faith to the word of God must manifest the transformation from the spiritual places to the physical on what we pray. The word must be made a flesh to us and this requires the spirit of wisdom and revelation. Ephesians 1:17

So transformation is the ability of the word of God, it is able to transform us and everything around us. The word gives life and is life in itself, 1John 1:1 so the word of life was with God from the very beginning and the word was manifested to us through Christ so that we might also have the nature and essence of God-the eternity. John 3:16, one fact is that all things, in heaven and earth, visible and invisible were created by Jesus and for Jesus, Colossians 1:16. You and I belong to Jesus. He is our reason for existence and He has the right about anything in our affairs. Walk Him, talk Him, think Him, dream Him, desire Him for He is the sum total of all that we need. Amen

For Jesus Christ-The King of Glory

Raphael JL

Arusha.

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | December 2, 2009

Brother Raphael,s seminar with youth

DI coordinator will have a two days seminar with youth next week,10&11th December where he will be sharing with youth the subject: LIVING YOUTH LIFE AS A SEED-KUISHI MAISHA YA UJANA KAMA MBEGU.Please join with him in prayers as he continues to speak and challenge the mindset of the youth in this generation.More info will be posted plus pictures.

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | November 26, 2009

SHALOM BROTHERS at Worship

PLEASE JUST HAVE A LOOK AT

 

http://www.shalombroz.blogspot.com

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | November 26, 2009

KUSIFU NA KUABUDU

Ufahamu juu ya

KUSIFU NA KUABUDU

Efeso 1:17

  • Maana
  •  Chanzo
  • Dhumuni
  • Nguvu
  • Mazingira
  • Namna

 

“…Mungu ni roho, nao wamwabuduo imewapasa kumwabudu yeye katika roho na kweli, maana Mungu anawatafuta watu kama hao ili wamwabudu…”Yohana 4:23, 24

Imeandaliwa na:

Mwl Raphael Joachim Lyela

annointedkaka@yahoo.com

www.thedanielinitiative09.wordpress.com

Mobile: 0787110003, 0715110003, 0767033300

Arusha-Tanzania

The Agapes

Agape choir from EAGT Elerai praising God during the recent praise and worship concert prepared by brother Tolla G.Source: http://www.shalombroz.blogspot.com/

 

Mawazoni mwa kila mtu hapa duniani kwa lugha yake, anaposikia neno kusifu na kuabudu tayari anajenga mtizamo fulani au maana ya maneno hayo kwa kadri ya ufahamu wake. Ni rahisi kupata maana ya maneno hayo kwa namna hiyo kutokana na nadharia na mapokeo mbalimbali zilizokwisha jengwa juu ya maneno hayo mawili yaani kusifu na kuabudu. Hata kwa jinsi yanavyoandikwa tu yanaonyesha kuwa yako tofauti na yanajitegemea kimaana na hata kimtazamo. Ni muhimu kujua maana halisi ya maneno haya kama tunataka kujifunza na kuelewa vizuri juu ya kumsifu na kumwabudu Mungu. Kwakuwa kila mtu anatafsiri yake akilini akisikia haya maneno mawili iwe ni kanisani, nyumbani, barabarani au mahali popote yanapotumika maneno haya ni muhimu basi kujenga ufahamu mzuri wa pamoja ili kila mtu ajenge uelewa wake katika maana hiyo.

UFahamu wa jumla juu ya kusifu na kuabudu

Ufahamu tulionao juu ya maana ya maneno au jambo lolote lile ikiwa ni pamoja na kusifu na kuabudu ndio unaotufunga kumsifu na kumwabudu Mungu kwa kiasi hicho hicho cha uelewa wetu. Kwa lugha nyingine jinsi unavyoelewa maana ya kusifu na kuabudu akilini mwako ndivyo utakavyomwabudu na kumsifu Mungu kwa kadri hiyo. Waweza kusema pia jinsi mtu alivyo ni matokeo ya ufahamu wake, kwamba ukimuona mtu anakula chakula fulani, anavaa nguo fulani, amesoma au hajasoma, anaongeaje, marafiki zake na jambo lolote lile inatokana na ufahamu alionao juu ya jambo hilo. Kwa hiyo ufahamu wa jambo fulani ni muhimu maana ndio msingi wa namna gani utafanya jambo hilo. Nikitioa mfano zaidi hapo ili unielewe, nasema utamwabudu au utamsifu Mungu kwa kadri unavyomfahamu na kumjua. Kuna utofauti mkubwa sana kati ya watu wanaomjua na kumfahamu vizuri Mungu wanae mwabudu kuliko wasio mjua na wanamwabudu.

Mtume Paul alishawahi kukutana na watu wanaomwabudu Mungu wasiomjua na akawasaidia kumfahamu Mungu wa kweli ili kumwabudu kwao kupate maana na kuzaa matunda (Matendo 17:22-28). Kwa lugha rahisi kabisa, ninachokisema hapa ni utofauti kati ya ujinga (Ignorance) na ufahamu (Understanding/Knowledge). Ujinga ni kutokujua na ufahamu ni kujua. Unaweza ukafanya jambo kwa kutokujua yaani ujinga na pia ukafanya kwa kujua yaani ukafanya katika ufahamu. Tofauti kati ya maneno haya mawili ni kuwa kama mtu sio mjinga juu ya jambo fulani kinyume chake ni ana ufahamu na kama hana ufahamu basi ni mjinga. Kubwa zaidi hapo ni kuwa ufahamu ni wa kutafuta maana ndio maarifa yenyewe. Hapa sasa ndo nasema kuwa unaweza ukamsifu Mungu na ukamwabudu katika ujinga au ufahamu. Kutokujua maana halisi ya kusifu na kuabudu kutaathiri ibada yako kwa Mungu maana kila utachokifanya kimefungwa katika ufahamu wako. Kabla sijaookolewa na Bwana Yesu nilikuwa mjinga lakini nilipopata ufahamu juu ya kweli ya wokovu na kumjua huyu Yesu ni nani, ufahamu wangu ukabadilika kabisa.

Katika ujinga wangu nilimdharau Yesu, nilimdhihaki, sikumwamini, nilikebehi pale niliposhirikishwa habari zake na kwa ujumla nilikuwa mpinzani wa kweli wa mambo ya wokovu. Usinishangae na wala mimi sasa simshangaii yeyote aliye kama nilivyokuwa hapo nyuma maana huo ndio ulikuwa ufahamu wangu. Toka ufahamu wangu ulipoboreka na kupata neema ya kumjua Yesu Kristo kibinafsi, sasa hivi ninamheshimu, ninampenda, ninamsimulia, ninamuhubiri kwa watu, ninamwamini na ninamwabudu. Kwa nini, kwasababu nimepata ufahamu sahihi unaomuhusu Yesu. Mara baada ya kuokoka haikumaanisha nilijua punde maana ya kusifu na kuabudu, hapana. Kujua maana ya kusifu na kuabudu ni swala la kutafuta maarifa na kujifunza na kukua katika kukubali ukweli wa jambo hilo. Kutokujua mambo haya kumeleta kelele na namna isiyosawa ya kumwabudu na kumsifu Mungu makanisani. Hakika malumbano yaliopo katika mwili wa Kristo leo juu ya somo letu hili yanasababishwa sana na kutokuwa na ufahamu sahihi juu ya jambo hili.

Kutokana na hilo watu wamekuwa wakifananisha kusifu na kuabudu na mambo mbalimbali yanayofanania na maneno hayo. Kwa mfano kwa wengine kusifu na kuabudu ni kuanza na nyimbo za haraka haraka na kufuatiwa na nyimbo za taratibu. Wengine kusifu ni kupiga makele kanisani, wengine ni kuruka ruka, wengine ni kucheka, wengine ni kupiga miziki inayofanana na dansi, wengine ni reggae, wengine bolingo, wengine zouk, wengine taarabu wengine miziki laini nk. Yapo mambo mengi ya kuyasema hapo yanayotafsiriwa kuwa ni kusifu na kuabudu na hata wewe mpaka sasa unajua kabisa. Sishangai nikiwa kanisani au kwenye kusanyiko la watakatifu walioko duniani, mtu akisema sasa tunakwenda kusifu na kuabudu, ni rahisi kutabiri (kubaini) kabisa ni nini kitatokea. Kwanza utaimbwa wimbo wa haraka haraka na baadae utaimbwa wa taratibu. Kwa tafsiri hizi kusifu na kuabudu kumetenganishwa kama ifuatavyo;

  • Kusifu ni kuimba nyimbo za haraka haraka
  • Kuabudu ni kuimba nyimbo za taratibu

Huu ndio mfumo unaotumika makanisa mengi na hata katika watu binafsi. Hutakiwi kushangaa maana kwa kadri ya ufahamu wako ndivyo utakavyo fanya na sio vinginevyo.Mpaka sasa utakuwa umeanza kunielewa katika sehemu hii juu ya maana ya kusifu na kuabudu na mtizamo wake kwa ujumla. Ni muhimu kufahamu haya maana ndio msingi wa somo lote huko mbele. Kutokana na watu kukumbatia mapokeo na taratibu kama hizi na kwasababu watu wengi hawapendi kujifunza, kinachotokea ni kuimba na kucheza sio kusifu na kuabudu na kumbuka kuwa awazavyo mtu ndivyo alivyo.

Itaendelea……..tuwasiliane kwa maoni,ushauri,nk

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | October 29, 2009

TZ 112 & 402-50 GAVE THIER LIVES TO JESUS-DI FOREVER

GLORY TO JESUS FRIENDS,

I am honored to update you with what happened in our current visit to two centers around Karatu cluster,TZ 112&402.It was a wonderful time with the youths in His presence where almost 50 gave thier lives to Jesus the King.GLORY TO GOD.But as we entered the project,we had to take something in our stomach.

WE ARE ONE IN GOD THROUGH CHRIST

Brother Raphael holding a cup of UJI,sharing best moments at the center

 

Brother Audats and Mrs Solomon,everyone busy but take note of that cup please….

Brother Audats with Angeline(Mrs Solomon)

She was also there….at least everyone was busy as we were waiting for the event to start…

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Sister Latifa......

This is the one who welcomed us in…social worker at TZ 402..

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Good to have you in the team visioned to helping youth become servant leaders

It was sister Angelina who is the PF of the cluster we went to visit shared the welcome note with youth,introducing the Daniel Initiative, our vision and mission and then let the ball flow…thank you dada

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WE ARE MEMBERS OF ONE BODY-CHRIST JESUS

Brother Audats was the one who spoke specifically with youth in his lesson titled: BEING COURAGEOUS drawing relevance from the book of Joshua.He instilled a sense of believing in God while doing all things and that OUR COURAGE ONLY COMES FROM WHAT GOD SAYS.Asante Nabii

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Joshua 1:8,9

God need only one person committed to His course,read to speak for and with Him all the way.Until we understand that these youths are what we once was and that WE ARE THE VISION THEY WANT TO SEE.

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Thank you brother Audats

Then collective prayer was offered to all….

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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS-WE BELIEVE

It was a deep experience to share intimate moments of personal prayers with youths-LOVELY….down sister Angelina praying for a head girl who wants to be a PASTOR and she said she is a Pastor in fact.May God keep her well to the fullfillment of her desire.

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GLORY TO GOD

Here is the PASTOR HERSELF IN FULL…She is also a head girl of the center….

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She actually moved me kwakweli...when I asked her whom she want to become and she said plainly.."I WANT TO BE A PASTOR" Thank you Pastor....

Brother Audats also praying for the assistant head boy of TZ 402…nice times

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UNTIL WE PUT OURSELF IN THEIR SHOES,WE DONT MEET AND TOUCH THEM

Please meet with the Worship leader,Angela is her name…..sweet anointed voice..I pray that one day she records with Intergrity Music…

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There she is,Angela,the leader for praise and worship at the center...Glory to Jesus for reaching out and meet her.

When it was the time to run to Jesus,50 of them came forward and humbly confessed the Lordship of Jesus in their Lives..THANK YOU JESUS AND THAT YOU WILL KEEP THEM STRONG UNTILL YOU COME.

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YES LORD YES LORD...

Angela leading worship atmospheres….Keep her Jesus…

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Thank you Angela

WHERE WOULD THEY BE IF JESUS COULD REFUSE TO COME DOWN?

we worship you

 

IT IS GOOD TO STAND IN THE GAP…BLESS YOU ALL

 

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | October 19, 2009

WE PLANTED THE DI TREE at TZ 802 KIKATITI

GLORY TO THE NAME OF JESUS,

Last weekend the DI team was at TZ 802 Kikatiti where we met with almost 100 youths.It was amazing as we shared and poured our hearts through the gospel of King of kings.At reception we had our tea then we went for our programme.The project center coordinator had some few things to say and a welcome not as you can see her below…

Sister Damari,the PC at TZ 802 saying a word of welcome to the DI team

Sister Damari,the PC at TZ 802 saying a word of welcome to the DI team

 It was thrilling to speak to youths,and this time our sister Latifa started the teching that put emphasize on the importance of youths to have goals and purpose in life,making a reference of king David in the book of Samuel.

Sister Latifa sharing to youth on livng a life of purpose,having a goal in life and avoiding staying idle

Sister Latifa sharing to youth on livng a life of purpose,having a goal in life and avoiding staying idle

 

They didint just sit back and relax,they participated in scripture reading…

Reading form the book of Samuel

Reading form the book of Samuel

 Let the weak say I am strong…

How can a young person make his/her way staright??

How can a young person make his/her way staright??

As you can see at the banch…church elders and PC listerning to the proceedings

ONLY IF WE SPEAK ONE LANGUAGE,SHARE ONE SPIRIT AND HAVE ONE DESTINY

ONLY IF WE SPEAK ONE LANGUAGE,SHARE ONE SPIRIT AND HAVE ONE DESTINY

They just need people who can speak to them…

THE FAMILY NEEDS THEM,THE CHURCH NEEDS THEM AND THE NATION ALSO..

THE FAMILY NEEDS THEM,THE CHURCH NEEDS THEM AND THE NATION ALSO..

WE ARE THE VISION THEY WANT TO SEE…IT WILL TAKE THEM US TO BE WHAO THEY WANT…

IF WE DONT HELP THEM KNOW JESUS CHRIST,THEN SATAN WILL HELP SNATCH THEM AWAY

IF WE DONT HELP THEM KNOW JESUS CHRIST,THEN SATAN WILL HELP SNATCH THEM AWAY

Then brother Raphael shared Proverbs 29:18…..WITHOUT VISION……..

without VISION,VIJANA HUACHA KUJIZUIA...

without VISION,VIJANA HUACHA KUJIZUIA...

ANY PASSION,VISION OR PLANS WITHOUT DESCIPLINE WILL LEAD TO GOING ASTRAY…..

life without purpose is direction without knowing the way

life without purpose is direction without knowing the way

The demonstration of life with a goal in mind….

With their bottles,each one had to tell what is his/her expectation in the game.They were all supposed to drink the sodas nonstop and we only needed one winner.

With their bottles,each one had to tell what is his/her expectation in the game.They were all supposed to drink the sodas nonstop and we only needed one winner.

AND THE STARTED DRINKING NON-STOP….UNTIL….

THEY ALL HAD EQUAL OPPORTUNITY,SAME TIME,SAME PLACE,EACH ONE CHOSE THE SODA they like...but we needed one winner....

THEY ALL HAD EQUAL OPPORTUNITY,SAME TIME,SAME PLACE,EACH ONE CHOSE THE SODA they like...but we needed one winner....

Just few minutes,the boy called Godlove in the game surrendered to the defeat….he couldnt make it to the end so he stopped and the approach was NON-STOP…so the girls continued….

Kijana alibaki anashangaa tuu huku wadada wakiendelea na kazi...

Kijana alibaki anashangaa tuu huku wadada wakiendelea na kazi...

He was like a puzzled person after failing to continue..so he was there to witness how the girls worked it out

UNBELIEVABLE BUT IT HAPPENED

UNBELIEVABLE BUT IT HAPPENED

Others joined in celebration as the game went on and on….

REJOICING IN HIS PRESENCE

REJOICING IN HIS PRESENCE

Sister Latifa on behalf of the DI team,was given a honor to plant a tree which was then and now given the name THE DI TREE in memory of DI at the center.We pray that they tree will always mark a living the DI legacy….

DI is a environment friendly movement..haha haha haha

DI is a environment friendly movement..haha haha haha

Hand in hand,shoulder to shoulder with the PC

OUR TREE...

OUR TREE...

It was done…hardwork

SHE PLANTED A TREE IN THE NAME OF JESUS

SHE PLANTED A TREE IN THE NAME OF JESUS

AND SHE LOOKED AT ALL SHE DID….

Good work..DI FOREVER

Good work..DI FOREVER

And when the work was over,project accountant,Latifa and Damari standing infront of the DI Tree

WE THANK GOD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE

WE THANK GOD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE

WE GLORIFY THE NAME OF JESUS AS WE CONTINUE SERVING HIS WILL AND PURPOSE TO COMPASSION YOUTHS HERE IN TANZANIA….ASANTENI KWA MAOMBI YENU NA MUNGU AWABARIKI SANA

HALELUYA!!!!!!

HALELUYA!!!!!!

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | October 9, 2009

THE DANIEL INITIATIVE IS BACK

Its more than a month now since we updated you with what has been going on so far.The DI members have all been around the 12 regions where Compassion International Tanzania has centers,in the implementational phase of curriculum rollout.It was such a good time to speak to many project staff,children and youths teacher and pastors.So fa so good.

But now DI Outreaches programme is back.Next sutarday we are on the move to Karatu clusters….Please join us in prayers as we continue to make this call a living testimony to the generations.I would like to thank all of you who have been and are with us step by step as we move on.

Lets pray for our safety safari there, youths we are going to minister and every person who will come the by the will of God.

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | September 4, 2009

THE DI AT PAG NJIRO-16 BOYS GAVE THEIR LIVES TO CHRIST

Last weekend the DI team went to visit PAG NJIRO and met with the young ladies and boys who among them are the presidints and members of parliaments.At the gate just as we arrived…..

Mama Lisa(Latifa),Sister Miriam,Stella and the project PC at Njiro

Mama Lisa(Latifa),Sister Miriam,Stella and the project PC at Njiro

 

Then we introduced to youths…

Sister Miriam introducing herself...

Sister Miriam introducing herself...

 

Mama Lisa or sister Latifa…..

Dada Latifa akijitambulisha kwa vijana

Dada Latifa akijitambulisha kwa vijana

 

Enjoying together….

Herself

Herself

 

Sister Stella at the back of sister Miriam..

Miss Stella Karata,a DI member outside Compassion International Tanzania,a second year student at Makumira University

Miss Stella Karata,a DI member outside Compassion International Tanzania,a second year student at Makumira University

 

Brother Raphael sharing an opening session before the teachers of the day

Brother Raphael

Brother Raphael

 

Sister Miriam was the first to teach,HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION

how to make right decisions

how to make right decisions

 

A model on herself to the youth

A model on herself to the youth

 

"IF I DID,YOU ALSO CAN"

"IF I DID,YOU ALSO CAN"

 

Dada Latifa teaching on TO LIVE A LIFE FAR FROM SIN for youth taking an example of king David..

They need someone to tell them, to speak to them and to give them space.

They need someone to tell them, to speak to them and to give them space.

 

we might not know much about things but WE SURELY KNOW THAT INVESTING IN THESE LITTLE ONES IS SECURING THE GENERATION

we might not know much about things but WE SURELY KNOW THAT INVESTING IN THESE LITTLE ONES IS SECURING THE GENERATION

 

IN ALL THINGS WE GLORIFY THE NAME OF JESUS FOR CHOOSING US TO STAND IN THE GAP

IN ALL THINGS WE GLORIFY THE NAME OF JESUS FOR CHOOSING US TO STAND IN THE GAP

 

We as DI,are grateful to do what we are doing for our nation and generation at large.Thank you for continuing upholding us as we  fullfill this mission according to what is in God’s heart and mind.WE ARE EVERGRATEFUL.

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | August 24, 2009

Brother Prosper preaching on sunday

On sunday,brother prosper was supposed to preach in both services,here we were in the preparation room..

AS YOU CAN SEE,NDANI YA JOHO

AS YOU CAN SEE,NDANI YA JOHO

Then he went to the pulpit…..

we ahould be living as vessel of honor to be used by God

we ahould be living as vessel of honor to be used by God

Putting a point clear…

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we all shared a good moments,as we were winding up sports…more pictures…

The guest of honor giving awards...

The guest of honor giving awards...

More….

AGAIN

AGAIN

Te winners for girls….

Evangelist Prosper

Evangelist Prosper

This is a captain for netball girls team..

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Down,the mama on the right hand got saved on a grape tree…I was very happy to hear her testimony…

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We thank all of you for praying for what DI is doing.We will continue to do what God has revealed to us for this generation and our country.God is working through us to fullfill His will,plans and mission to Tanzania.Thank you.

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | August 22, 2009

THE DI IN DAR ES SALAAM-WONDERFUL TIMES

Last weekend,DI coordinator and Brother Prosper were invited to speak to youths and children teachers where three churches gathered.As we travelled from Ubungo bus terminal to Yombo Kiwalani,we saw WAMACHINGA COMPLEX near kariakoo…
WAMACHINGA COMPLEX-Beautiful Tanzania that youths needs to inherit farmore than just buildings

WAMACHINGA COMPLEX-Beautiful Tanzania that youths needs to inherit farmore than just buildings

 

At the arrival,our host Pastor of the Anglican church gave the welcoming note before the saturday programme started,he said OUR GUESTS HAVE COME TO LIGHT THE FIRE

Pastor Ngaeja,giving the summarry of what will happen in the two days seminar

Pastor Ngaeja,giving the summarry of what will happen in the two days seminar

 

It was brother Prosper who stood before the speaker of the day,passoinately he spoke of the need for the church to wake up from slumbering and engage youths in day to day programmes of the church while emphasizing the need to have good people who cares for children..

Brother Prosper,the evangelist giving the introductory remark remakably before the seminar started,POWERFUL

Brother Prosper,the evangelist giving the introductory remark remakably before the seminar started,POWERFUL

This was then followed by brother Raphael who spoke on MSINGI WA MAISHA YA KIJANA…

Building the base,a simple sketch,,,there is only one true foundation-CHRIST JESUS

Building the base,a simple sketch,,,there is only one true foundation-CHRIST JESUS

Anything in life has a foundation and in every foundation there is a spirit behind it.Nothing is standing or built without foundations,how strong the foundation is the strength of that thing.WE ARE BULT ON CHRIST AND WE CONTINUE TO BUILD OURSELF ON HIM KNOWING THAT ONE DAY OUR WORKS WILL BE MEASURED BY FIRE.

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Understanding that youths are of today and not tomorrow….

Mathew 11:12

Mathew 11:12

In the mid of the service,like 12 youths gave their lives to Jesus…

HUMBLY

HUMBLY

With humilty…

YES JESUS,Revelation 3:20

YES JESUS,Revelation 3:20

The we broke into two groups for specific matters and discussions,boys alone:

Face to Face with realities

Face to Face with realities

More of boys discussions…

Brother Prosper giving some explanations

Brother Prosper giving some explanations

On their own room,girls prayed…

Prayer changes things

Prayer changes things

And they prayed…

Nothing reaches out like prayers

Nothing reaches out like prayers

Then we met for the windup…as they walk in

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Few of them had a picture with us…

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It was then the time for sports…

At a distance

At a distance

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | August 10, 2009

YOU ARE BRINGING YOUTHS REVIVAL-Pastor Pallangyo

The pastor of TZ 105 was the one who spoke on behalf of others.He said its good to have you(DI) here and just know that you are bringing youths revival in this place.He asked us if we are able to do such kind of events atleast thrice annually  because it is a good thing.He was specifically touched by the number of youths who gave their lives to Jesus saying that it is not normal.We also received comments from project workers and one of the things they asked is WHO IS PAYING US TO DO THAT AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE WE ARE DOING IT.Just as the coordinator responded,that is what we are,WE ARE DOING IT FOR GOD’S GLORY AND WE ARE PAID BY HIS GRACE,for we are made by HIM and for Him.

This time,the DI team went to TZ 105&TZ 900,at a place called Nkoaranga some distance away from Arusha town.We had a good moment with almost 250 youths there witnessing almost 26 of them accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and savior.We had to devide the group into two classes,one was outside and the other one in a church.Out side,as you can see from the picture below,we had a great moment as we were refreshed by good atmosphere and cool weather condition.We really thank God for allowing us to be used as vessels.

Sister Latifa,speaking with youths at the outside class near by the church,TZ 105.

Sister Latifa,speaking with youths at the outside class near by the church,TZ 105.

This place is such beautiful such that we all enjoyed being here,at the end no one wanted to go.We found that God has very intelligent youths who will stand for their families,churches and the nation at large.WE THANK YOU JESUS.

This place is such beautiful such that we all enjoyed being here,at the end no one wanted to go.We found that God has very intelligent youths who will stand for their families,churches and the nation at large.WE THANK YOU JESUS.

Somewhere outside brother Audats was playing and sharing bible stories with children,he wanted them to read for themselves like this one below,

SHE READ AND A GIFT WAS GIVEN TO HER-They need some one to build positive self image and to encourge them

SHE READ AND A GIFT WAS GIVEN TO HER-They need some one to build positive self image and to encourge them

Sister Jonel (not in the picture) was the one who took all these pictures,as you can see this one below,its like she took it from a nearby cage,

That is helping the little ones to grow in the knowledge of God

That is helping the little ones to grow in the knowledge of God

And they also had time to do some rallies,sports for body vitality

THEY CAN,IF GIVEN CHANCE AND TRUST

THEY CAN,IF GIVEN CHANCE AND TRUST

DI coordinator emphasizing a point,”WE ARE ALL MADE IN GOD’S IMAGE AND LIKENESS IN AND THROUGH HIS SPIRIT” and as you can see youths are busy writing.

"WE ARE ALL THE SAME BEFORE THE EYES OF GOD,BECAUSE WE SHARE HIS SPIRIT"

"WE ARE ALL THE SAME BEFORE THE EYES OF GOD,BECAUSE WE SHARE HIS SPIRIT"

Since 1999 when Compassion International Tanzania started,it has now taken a decade to help these loved ones to be released from poverty in Jesus name.Now after those ten years,we now witness the first fruits of those hard years,we see grownups young ladies and men ready to be used by God.Bur what scares me is that at thier tender age God needs them but also satan needs them.If we who are grownup cant see that threat to our brothers and sisters,who will?Thats why DI takes the responsibility to reach them for we know for sure that THE KINGDOM OF GOD SUFFERS VIOLENCE AND ONLY THE VIOLENT TAKE IT BY FORCE.At her age now she is dreaming to be an accountant (picture below) somedays to come and as DI we want her to see that nothing can stop her from being that.WE JUST CANT STAY SILENT-WE LOVE GOD-WE LOVE HIS PEOPLE.

One of the DI objective is to build positive self image to youths in the light of the Word of God,also we want the knowledge of the Word of God to be totally immersed in the hearts and mind of these young ones.She was reading Genesis 1:26,28.She is a future accountant of the Bank of Tanzania

One of the DI objective is to build positive self image to youths in the light of the Word of God,also we want the knowledge of the Word of God to be totally immersed in the hearts and mind of these young ones.She was reading Genesis 1:26,28.She is a future accountant of the Bank of Tanzania

WHAT WENT ON IN THE IN-HOUSE CLASS?

Attentively listerning to Pastor Nickson who was teaching on choosing right kind of Friends

Attentively listerning to Pastor Nickson who was teaching on choosing right kind of Friends

And they wrote down what they heard to make sure that when they go home,they will reread it again and again

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Yes faith comes by hearing the words of JESUS CHRIST OUR GOD,for the youths its even more than how we speak of this,they need to hear several times so that they stay focused,we know THE SEED MUST BRING FORTH THE FRUITS

FAITH COMES BY HEARING THE WORD OF GOD

FAITH COMES BY HEARING THE WORD OF GOD

 

WE PRAISE THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST,OUR LIGHT AND COVERAGE.AMEN

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | August 5, 2009

FACE TO FACE WITH CIT COUNTRY DIRECTOR

UNBELIEVABLE BUT TRUE,last weekend together with our Country Director Joseph Mayala the DI TEAM was at TZ 206 were almost 90 youth gathered.We praise God for what happenned,30 out of them gave their lives to Jesus.

Brother Joseph Mayala,at the back the corner-UNBELIEVABLE

Brother Joseph Mayala,at the back the corner-UNBELIEVABLE

 

and He prayed for the youths also as he share BEING FAITHFUL TO DO ACCORDING TO WHAT IS IN GOD’S HEART AND GOD’S MIND

HE DIDNT ONLY SIT BACK AND RELAX, BUT HE PRAYED FOR YOUTHS ALSO-POWERFUL

HE DIDNT ONLY SIT BACK AND RELAX, BUT HE PRAYED FOR YOUTHS ALSO-POWERFUL

And he poured out his heart to the young men and beautiful,he showed them how the families,the church and Tanzania needs them,so they have to be careful

HE WAS SENT TO IGNITE PASSION AND PRAYERFULLY TRANSFORM THEIR THINKING SYSTEMS

HE WAS SENT TO IGNITE PASSION AND PRAYERFULLY TRANSFORM THEIR THINKING SYSTEMS

We were welcomed by the project center’s social worker Mr Abraham,he was funny and he made all of us laugh most of the time.

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At the entrance,Pastor Frank with one of the son of God

Pastor Frank was saying,do you understand all these things in your book?

Pastor Frank was saying,do you understand all these things in your book?

Pastor Frank leading them to receive JESUS CHRIST-GLORIOUS IN HEAVEN AND EARTH

GO YE UNTO ALL NATIONS AND MAKING DISCIPLES

GO YE UNTO ALL NATIONS AND MAKING DISCIPLES

Sister Latifa told them “I HAVE TWO DEGREES,YOU CAN MAKE IT TOO”

we are who they want to become in Christ Jesus

we are who they want to become in Christ Jesus

Mrs Angelina Solomon taught HOW CAN A YOUNG PERSON SUCCEED IN LIFE,it was powerful and penetrating

Emphasizing the importance of putting God first

Emphasizing the importance of putting God first

And she advice the youths to have priorities where she said God is number one and studies comes second,

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Then it was ZOONK TIME with pastor Frank,

Pastor Frank helping a boy to wether ZOONK OR GET A POINT,but he zoonked

Pastor Frank helping a boy to wether ZOONK OR GET A POINT,but he zoonked

But she got a point,

There were two team,Love team and Peace team.The girl above was from the Love team and she scored a point and the picture down tells the response

There were two team,Love team and Peace team.The girl above was from the Love team and she scored a point and the picture down tells the response

The love team rejoicing for a point,

This was a time to relax,so just let it go-a laugh

This was a time to relax,so just let it go-a laugh

Sister Latifa giving some counselling to those who wanted to accept Christ Jesus as Lord and savior,

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Brother Raphael,the DI coordinator speaking of Mathew 11:12 after calling those who wanted to say YES to the King of all kings,30 youths out of 90 surrendered to Jesus

The Kingdom of God suffers violence and only the violent take it by force

The Kingdom of God suffers violence and only the violent take it by force

Brother Raphael teaching on the subject:CHOSEN AS YOU ARE,ACCEPT YOURSELF and taking an example of Daniel 1:1-8

"You are chosen by God the way you are,never look down at yourself but accept that you are the chosen of God"

"You are chosen by God the way you are,never look down at yourself but accept that you are the chosen of God"

They read,listerned and asked questions,

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Posted by: RaphaEl JL | July 28, 2009

TZ 100& TZ 201 ON THE SPOT

Brother Mathias delivering BUY YOUR FUTURE TODAY to youths.

Brother Mathias sharing the secrets of buying your future learning from Esau and Jacob

Brother Mathias sharing the secrets of buying your future learning from Esau and Jacob

 

Children were everywhere and we shared the joy of Jesus Christ as you can see below from brother Audats,sharing happy moments together with them.

LET THE LITTLE CHILDREN COMES TO ME FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD

LET THE LITTLE CHILDREN COME TO ME FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD

 God must be grorified in everything we do,everything we say.We as DI thank God so much for giving us this golden chance to serve HIM and worship Him in all we do.Below some DI team members sharing some clues amidst of other proceedings within the timeline.GLORY TO GOD FOR THE DI TEAM,YOU ARE WONDERFULLY MADE.

From left:Nickson,Mathias and Mirium

From left:Nickson,Mathias and Mirium

 

When we give youth time and space,encouraging them to speak they can show more than what we think they cant show.Below DI coordinator face to face with one youth in a response to several questions

DI coordinator challenging a beautiful young lady

DI coordinator challenging a beautiful young lady

 

They said what they have learnt so far:

GLORY TO GOD

GLORY TO GOD

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | July 21, 2009

IT WAS MORE THAN A PROGRAMME

MORE THAN JUST A PROGRAMME

Some of the DI team, reflecting on what Pastor Frank was teaching-THESE ARE BLESSED PEOPLE,HOLY AND ACCEPTED IN CHRIST JESUS

From left Brother Audats,Nickson,sister Miriam and Jonel.YOU ARE A BLESSING TO MANY

From left Brother Audats,Nickson,sister Miriam and Jonel.YOU ARE A BLESSING TO MANY

Almost everything was so personal,here DI coordinator had to resolve a conflict of these friends,they said that they want to renconcile because they have just said yes to JESUS,that was followed by a prayer and thanks to God

IN CHRIST YOU ARE A NEW CREATION,that was what summed up the conflict

IN CHRIST YOU ARE A NEW CREATION,that was what summed up the conflict

Pastor Nickson had to use more hours to talk to those who lately came to Jesus at the end of the schedule

The lady on the photo said GOD HAS SHOWN MERCY TO ME

The lady on the photo said GOD HAS SHOWN MERCY TO ME

God was everywhere as witnessed by what was also happening outside the church where brother Thomas was praising God with children

ONLY THOSE WHO ARE LIKE CHILDREN WILL GET IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD

ONLY THOSE WHO ARE LIKE CHILDREN WILL GET IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD

This was also a moment to relax and reflesh in the presence of God,WE SHARE THEIR PAINS AND SMILES

HEART TO HEART,that is what happened when sister Jonel had to share life with a beautiful daughter of God

HEART TO HEART,that is what happened when sister Jonel had to share life with a beautiful daughter of God

After in the class teaching,youths had their moments to ask questions and share their hearts with the servants of God,a relationship was built and personal prayers to stregthen it.HALELUYA

Sister Miriam had one of the glorious moments with the girl and prayed for her,IT TAKES ONE TO MOVE

Sister Miriam had one of the glorious moments with the girl and prayed for her,IT TAKES ONE TO MOVE

Then sister Miriam shared with youths on HOW TO MAKE RIGHT DECISION from her own testimony and lastly calling those youths who were ready to receive Jesus as Lord and 22 youths said yes to that call and we PRAISE GOD for that.

Sister Miriam sharing on HOW TO MAKE RIGHT DECISIONS,how powerful it was!

Sister Miriam sharing on HOW TO MAKE RIGHT DECISIONS,how powerful it was!

 

Pastor Frank teaching on a Wise and Foolish friend or youth

Taking an example of Joseph and Daniel,Frank taught the youth on being wise and focused to obey God rather than people no matter how compromising the situations are.

Attentively as they are,God has given them an opportunity to say to wisdom and understanding

Attentively as they are,God has given them an opportunity to say to wisdom and understanding

 

OPENING WORDS FROM DI COORDINATOR

At TZ 201, last saturday the DI team had an extraordinary and friendly moment with more than 112 youths there where 22 youths surrendered their lives to Christ Jesus, PRAISE GOD,it was just more than a programme but a relationship day.DI coordinator opened the session as is in the picture below.

Raphael,DI coordinator sharing an opening word with almost 112 youths at the center where 22 of them gave their lives to Jesus

Raphael,DI coordinator sharing an opening word with almost 112 youths at the center where 22 of them gave their lives to Jesus

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | July 11, 2009

DI ON THE JOINT MOVE-TZ 700&TZ 500

WHAT DID THE PASTOR SAY?

Paraphrasing what the Pastor of Menonnite church said in his final words,He first thanked God for what happened on the day as many youths really need help and teaching to sustain their holistic development. He added that this kind of a programme should be well prepared and arranged next time so that both the implementing church partners, project center staff and the team form CIT are well organized.Muchmore, that this should not be a one day event but progressively and that there should be a way of revisiting the centers. He conlcuded by saying that this kind of event needs more than the time we spent so maybe next time we need to have a whole day to effectively reach out to many and in many ways.

Menonnite Pastor making his final comments after the event done at his church by DI team

 

Pastor Nickson speaking to youth:

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DI Coordinator finishing up with words of wisdom where he said,”Forget everthing we have said here today but keep it in your mind that JESUS IS LORD AND SAVIOR”

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This weekend, the DI team was speaking to youths from two centers, TZ 700 and TZ 500 in Arusha municipal where more than 70 youths gathered. Pastor Frank Mganga was the first speaker and he exposed two type of youth who had the sama opportunity but one succeded and the other one failed.His session was followed by committment prayers to all youth who were ready. This was followed by Pastor Nickson Kilale who taught on the balance between spirituality and physicality.The session was finalized by a word of prayer for all those needed by Mwalimu Raphael(DI Coordinator).From this one shot most of youth wanted the DI team to pray for their understanding in studies.Join us as we continue to serve the purpose of God in this generation.

Pastor Frank started the session:

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Posted by: RaphaEl JL | June 25, 2009

In the photo is a group of DI leading team members,youth from the projects and project workers from selected clusters.It was a brainstorming occassion where we got the chance to hear what youth in Compassion needs.One of the Girls(Mwanaidi) will be joining University this year.

DI

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | June 10, 2009

We are their vision-They want to see themselves in us

Youths treasures the time we spend with them,they have things to say,they have a reason to speak,they have a goal to meet.As you can see from the picture,the DI coordinator speaking with youth in one among the CIT project centers in Arusha.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is hard to understand what youths feels without talking to them,moreover talking to them gives them a chance to open their hearts and we get the oppotunity to minister.We as the DI team will never loose hope to go and meet and talk to these soldiers of Christ.They must know that we believe them and expect alot from them.

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | June 6, 2009

The Life of Daniel as Hidden in Christ Jesus-I

 Unajifahamuje na kujielezeaje?

(1 timotheo 4:12)

Ufahamu wako umefungwa na kufichwa ndani ya Neno la Mungu, hakuna mahali pengine popote pa kujijua nje ya Neno la Mungu. Maisha yako yamefichwa humo, shule yako imefichwa humo, mume na watoto wako wamefichwa humo, chakula na mavazi yako vimefichwa humo, hivyo maisha yako yote na mwanzo na mwisho wake vimo ndani ya Neno. Nje ya hapo umepotea. Wewe kama kijana ni muhimu kujiuliza maswali kadhaa yatakayokupelekea kujiona kama vile Mungu anavyokuona.Unaifahamu habari ya Daniel na huenda ukawa unatamani kama ungekuwa kama yeye au hata sasa unatamani kuwa kama yeye-hiyo ni nzuri lakini ni lazima ujifunze siri iliyokuwa ndani yake.MAISHA YA DANIEL YALIFICHWA KATIKA YESU KRISTO-hii ni muhimu kwako kama kijana kuja maana ndiyo msingi wa kumfahamu Daniel-THE LIFE OF DANIEL WAS HIDDEN IN CHRIST JESUS.Na hapa ndo mahali pa kujenga msingi wa huko tunakoendelea,hivyo ni vizuri ukanielewa.Kunielewa huku ni lazima kufanywe imara ndani yako katika Roho Mtakatifu maana mabadiliko yatakayofuata mara baada ya kunielewa ni ya kudumu.

Kwanza kabisa tusome 1Timotheo 4:12,”Mtu awaye yote asiudharau ujana wako,bali uwe kielelezo kwao waaminio,katika usemi na mwenendo,na katika upendo na imani na usafi“.Sasa tunaanza hapo,mtu awaye yote maana yake nini na itatusaidiaje kuelewa?………itaendelea

Emptying for children and youths

Children and Youths needs to hear how they can make it-and we are their vision and destiny,wanaposikia tulivyopita katika mapito wanayopitia wanajua kuwa hata wao wataweza.Tukiwapa muda na kukaa nao wanaweza,usisahau vijana ndio rasilimali na nguvukazi ya kujenga taifa lenye heshima.

Posted by: RaphaEl JL | June 4, 2009

The Daniel Initiative-Youths Life Transforming

“And these words that I commend you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in the house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise”. Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Background to Daniel Initiative Compassion International Tanzania ministers to children in poverty in partnership with evangelical churches. The vision of Compassion International is to release children from poverty in Jesus name. In essence Compassion ministry is a holistic child development ministry. Within the ministry, children and youths are the target and they are envisioned to become mature and responsible Christian adults which needs a lot of effort to reach them. Other groups who are connected to children and youths, that is mothers and fathers have been reached by Easter Encounter and Nehemiah programs. Hence Daniel initiative intends to reach out to children and youths. Daniel is an initiative and very specific program designed to bridge the gap that has been manifested within children and youths who are holistically covered by Compassion International Tanzania.

A gap according to this initiative is more than an empty space but anything that is not according to the Word of God or anything which is not the Word of God. So anything that will make it hard for us to reach the ultimate end and the destiny of children and youths, that is to get matured and responsible Christians adults, is a gap. Statistics within compassion reveals that 46% of children are above ten years of age, in human development psychology this is a critical age of identity crisis where youths or teens are trying to find their own Identity, to discover what is their role in life, and who is their role model; this is an important time for providing guidance and mentorship to the youths. It’s the age that needs to hear and learn on the basics of God’s Word to help them curb all the negative and wrong information they hear and see all around them.

So they need knowledge without which they are daily abused, destroyed and mistreated. We can not afford to let the world teach our children and youths, as the bible says in Deuteronomy 6:6-7 that these words that God commends us we shall teach them diligently to our children. The world provides wrong teachings and wrong role models which ultimately corrupts children and youths. Children and youths as identified in this initiative need to hear repeatedly about who they are, what they can do, the potential they have according to God’s perspective. They need to hear several times how others have made their way to the top of the world. They don’t need money or any material thing but they need someone to share life with them. They need to hear how others did to success, how can they walk in salvation with all the demonic things offered in the world, they need someone to tell them that their past history can not take them to their destiny.

Compassion International Tanzania intends to grow a new generation of leaders and agents of transformation who will inspire and influence change in all spheres of life this country. Daniel is one of the role model of which we intend youths in compassion ministry to role model and attain all the traits that Daniel possessed in his youth as mentioned in the Book of Daniel 1:3-4. We can not depend only on one day in a week to grow a generation of extreme impact in this country, we need to have deliberate initiatives to reach to the youths and transform their thinking and perspectives for the kingdom’s sake. The Daniel Initiative aims at training these children and youths to realize their roles and how important they are in participating in the development and sustainability of a nation like Tanzania. Combined with Easter Encounter and Nehemiah program, all the stakeholders within holistic child development ministry will be reached and transformed. So this initiative exists to provide connections between what is necessarily and importantly needed by children and youths from the Word of God through people whose hearts are children and youths contented to the generation we want to reach. We must not forget the same youth we want for the kingdom of light the same are needed for kingdom of darkness. The principle is the same that “From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence and the violent take it by force” Mathew 11:12! This means a full contented, violent, designed and operational approach is required to bring the youths to the kingdom of light where they can be youth of extreme impact, and these is what Daniel Initiative is all about.

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