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Greetings from the Tanzania Teen Missions Base! This is Anya H., reporting on July 12th, 2021.

Greetings from the Tanzania Teen Missions Base! This is Anya H., reporting on July 12th, 2021.

Greetings from the Tanzania Teen Missions Base! This is Anya H., reporting on July 12th, 2021. 
The team members learn more about BMW life and help with their work. The soybean harvest is finished, and now comes the task of separating the stalks from the fruit. This work can be done sitting down, and they’re enjoying it. 
Yesterday, Tanzania celebrated Saba Saba, a holiday like Black Friday and a farmer’s market. All work stops, so the team enjoyed a brief holiday. We hiked down to a stream with PB&J and spent the afternoon there. Josh H and Nathan E competed to see who could lug the largest rock into the stream; Mr. Josh stepped in near the end and on. All reading and study times continued. 
The weather is chilly and overcast. The sun only comes out for an hour or so in the afternoon, so dry laundry is hit or miss. Rain sprinkled in the wee hours of the morning and had mostly dried by the time we woke up. 
The Tanzania base coordinators, Saba and Ethel, are kind enough to go grocery shopping every other day since we cannot leave the base. Cooks get creative. After library time today, Ms. Deb and Selah E made fried sugar dough out of leftover pancake mix. It was a nice treat before going off to work. A few girls like cooking, especially making breakfast the night before. Allison T and Neylan J had a small competition, seeing who could make the best baked oatmeal. We decided that Neylan’s taste was best, and Allison had better texture. We eagerly await a rematch. 

During evening devotions, Josh H gave a poignant testimony, reading portions of Isaiah 55. He explained that God has us here for a reason even though we may be confused. The next night, Kayla S read 1 Corinthians 13 and encouraged the team to still treat each other with love and respect. 
Ms. Pat and Ms. Deb busily sort through our supplies so the team is fully ready to do the work we came to do. Our goal is to go to church on Sunday with a polished presentation and begin foot washing on Monday. Please pray for health and godly attitudes. God bless! 
“God has been emphatically pointing out different areas of my life that I haven’t fully surrendered and prompting me to do so. I’ve been learning to love people who aren’t easy to love. A good way is to turn ninety degrees and look at the person again. In other words, give them a fresh page, but this time, recognize that every fault of theirs is present in you as well. Then it’s easier to see the gifts God gave them. Suddenly, bossiness becomes leadership. Nosiness becomes concern. If that fails, pray for the person, and God will give you inexplicable love for them, and chances are, for everyone else.” -Maranatha R. 
“I LOVE THIS TEAM! We have great team members, fantastic leaders, and very tasty food. It’s 5 stars for me. And as an FTM who comes back every year, I have to say this might be the best trip I’ve ever had.” -Selah E.