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Letter from a Sponsored Student Luiangilo Secondary School


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Thank you for your continued support of secondary education in the Iringa Diocese of the ELCT. By working shoulder to shoulder with your companions in Iringa you are helping to equip a new genera-tion of leaders in Tanzania. Here are words of thanks from our 3 sponsored students. -The BKB Scholarship Team

Lutangilo Secondary School P.O. Box 523, Iringa January 23-24, 2018

Taranta Kikoti Dear Sponsor, I hope your fine and in my side am fine and I continue well with my studies. My name is Taranta Iaudosy Kikoti am a form two at Lutangilo Secondary School.

The aim of this letter is to say thank you for your sponsorship God be with you, and in my life I have dreams that after accom-plishing my studies I want to be a nurse. This is my dream and for long time I like much to play to sing and to dance also to do oth-er exercise for my body health, dear sponsor am praying for God that can help me to reach my goals and God be with you in your different jobs and works because I see you help to me. Thank for that: GOD BLESS YOU IN OUR LIFE. BE BLESSED. Your faithful Taranta Kikoti

Lidia Mbangile Dear Sponsor, It is my hope that you are fine. I am fine too and I’m well with my studies.

I am to say thank you for pane (paying) me money for school fees for this year. For my heart am feeling happy, also I want to say thank you for your good heart. God bless you because you pane me school fees for the year 2017 to now 2018. So I say thank you for all to sponsor student. God bless you for all your life.

Your Loved Lidia Mbangile.


Salome Mpogole

Dear Sponsor, I hope that your fine, but also myself am ok! The aim of writing this letter is to say thanks for sponsoring me since I was at form one up to form three and I hope that you may sponsor me up to form 4. In a help of God.

And I hope that I will study hard in order to achieve my goals. And after my studies I want to be a teacher. Because I’m studying hard may you God help you in your life and he will increase your years in the world in order to help another people.

Your beloved Salome Mpogole


Itonya Water Project in progress - Keep them in your prayers


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People in Itonya are busily installing miles of pipes that will bring clean water to the village. Here are a couple of recent email messages about it. Pastor Ken Comoro is a friend of Pastor Marla’s who lives in Iringa and works for Radio Furaha. Ethan Brownell is one of the students from the U of M who helped design this project and is now there overseeing its installation.

December 1, 2017

Hello All,

Just wanted to give you a quick update on our visit to Itonya last week (we will be going back for 5 days again next week before I head back to America for Christmas).

The work has started and although it is a bit slow, it is going well. The community seems very engaged and many people are showing up to contribute to the work. Many people are making aggregate, delivering sand to the site, helping out the fundis, and they have started digging the trenches.

We have recommended very minor changes to the system including: moving the storage tanks up the hill slightly to match the proposed elevation difference and changing slightly where the DPs are located after talking with the villagers. We also checked with the fundi and we have some extra materials and we still need some materials for the project.

Everything seems to be going well and I will update you all again after our next visit.


Ethan Brownell

December 5, 2017

Hello Pastor Marla,

I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am very happy to inform you that last week I was at Itonya Parish where I met with Pastor Mbangile and some evangelists. The purpose of my visitation was to record sermons for Radio Furaha. But I saw the con-tinuing big water project in the village.

Pastor Mbangile told me that they are working in the intake whereby the water will be supplied to the whole village. So, he told me that the project is going well.

Actually, he told me to take some pictures and send to you. As you see there are lot of pipes in front of his house. Those pipes will be used to supply water to the village. So I attach these pictures with this email.

I hope that these pictures will give you information that the water project is in progress. Thank you, Pastor.

May God bless all of you.

Pastor Ken Comoro