Good bye 2012 . . . Hello 2013

Pastor Frazier and Steve preaching at the Truth Baptist Church missions conference.  The TBC is supporting 3 Tanzanian missionaries through its own missions giving.  The church also has a church-planting fund used to help start churches in the surrounding villages.

Pastor Frazier receives his “love offering” in the form of a traditional Datooga spear from church member William who is from the Datooga tribe.

Our Bible Institute ministry strives to train servants and leaders in the local church.  We recently had three graduate from the leadership level.  Philomena, Yesaya, and Christopher have been faithful for years and continue to serve in the local church.

Two kindergarten graduates of the Truth Learning Center.  The school is entering its 6th year with over 150 students from nursery to grade 5. 

Rich, the assistant pastor of Truth Baptist Church, with Lydia his new wife.  The entire church participated in their wedding and the church was packed out with family and friends.  It is a blessing to see two young people follow God’s plan for marriage.

The Burkholder kids dressed up for our annual costume party with the Peace Corps volunteers in our area.  Caleb- Karate Kid, Hannah – Movie Star, and Sarah – Ballerina.

We had a huge Thanksgiving meal with over 30 friends in Katesh.  Fellow missionaries from the area and Peace Corps volunteers enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal, watching some football, and playing “cornhole.”  It was a great day of fun and fellowship.

The kids’ table at Thanksgiving.  The kids also did a short program in which they sang a few songs and quoted Psalm 100.

The day after Thanksgiving we took a hike up Mt. Hanang.  It is over 11,000 feet and took 6 hours to climb up and 5 hours to come down. 

Hannah turned 10 years old in December and we took advantage of the Thanksgiving guests and had an early birthday party.  We had a Mexican Fiesta theme with pinata, sombrero cake, and some great mexican food.

The kids could hardly wait for Christmas day when they got to open their presents.  Sarah is all girl and loves dolls and dress-up clothes.  Caleb got a new baseball bat.  Hannah loves her new clothes and crafts.

The big gift this year was a new “zip line” which is around 70 feet long and 10 feet high from the top of the kids’ play house to the ground below. 

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