The Kisongo congregation, close to ACSOP, hosted a two day seminar Saturday and Sunday, February 20 and 21. Jacob, Luke and Lindsey went Saturday morning, and George and I joined them after a Bible class with a recent convert. Sean Hochdorf taught the Sunday morning Bible class on the Home. There are many areas in which many Tanzanians need improvement, and certainly the dynamics of home life is no exception. It is very common for husbands to beat their wives, and so that is one topic that the missionaries must address over and over again.

George preached two lessons on Sunday. His assigned topics were “Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage”, as well as “Does the Bible Speak About Abortion?” He was also asked to address the idea about whether or not Christians can use abortion as a method for family planning. His lesson on abortion was right after lunch and the room was warm and stuffy, but no one fell asleep. Abortion is a huge problem here. It is against the law in Tanzania, except in such circumstances in which the mother’s life is in danger. However, there are many “butcher shops” and the law is pretty much ignored, by both government and civilians. Sadly, the blood from innocent babies is crying out from the ground in Tanzania, as in many other parts of the world.

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