Baptisms at Kamtimbo
About 40 minutes’ drive from the town of Mpanda the small village of Kamtimbo can be found. It’s a scattered village of subsistence farmers, mostly living in houses made of hardened mud bricks and covered with grass or corrugated iron.
There has been a small local church at Kamtimbo for many years. For the last 15 years Stanford Mathias has been the evangelist (lay leader) and it has been hard work. In rural areas of the west of Tanzania traditional beliefs are still held very strongly and in some places, such as Kamtimbo, there are Muslims who have considerable influence. Stanford has preached the Gospel but seen little fruit from his labours.
On 21st February 2016 however there were encouraging signs of growth at the church. A man from the village and his son were baptised and members of another family were welcomed as members of the congregation. The whole church celebrated with a meal together and is praying for more people from the village to turn to Christ.