Michael Titus is the J-Life Country Leader in Tanzania. Tanzania is located in east Africa just below Kenya. Michael’s wife is Monica and is an essential part of J-Life Tanzania. They have 3 children, Gloria (14), Kenneth (10), and Steve (1 month). Steve is our newest member to our J-Life family that growing, praise God. Healthy uncomplicated births are seen as a given in the western worlds. This is not so in Africa.
Coming to Jesus
Michael came from a Muslim background. Much of Tanzania is of the Muslim faith and Michael’s family was Muslim. He first had a dream that someone would be preaching and he would hear the gospel. And this is exactly what happened. Michael was living at a mission where her was introduced to J-Life team and this is how he came to know about J-Life. From then, he came to J-Life International in South Africa and went through the training and his leadership abilities allowed his to become country leader.
Michael’s story of faith is a God story in itself, but there is much happening in Tanzania. There are four church plants in unreached areas. One of the team members, Kimoro, his church has been growing rapidly. There are people being added to the church weekly. People are growing in number and in quality. They are learning to know Jesus and worship the true God as their Savior.
Michael specifically chose an area of heavy Muslim influence so that he and his team could introduce Jesus to them. They have 60 kids they are working with in the community and 90% of the community is Muslim. Did you catch that they intentionally picked this area? We must in our own lives put ourselves in areas where we can minister. We must be intentional about sharing the gospel in what ever situation we see ourselves in. Michael and his team praise God because most of the kids are are coming from unbelief to maturity in belief. They pray and they read their bibles. Because of the kids reading and praying, the parents are starting to now respond positively to Christ and becoming a disciple. This is due to the testimony of the children at home.
Praises and Prayers
We and Michael praise the Lord for all that is happening in Tanzania and believe it can spread through-out the country into the islands. Michael and his wife have searched for ways to support their family and the ministry. They continue to search. Please pray they can find ways through local small businesses to help do this. Pray for their family as it has just grown by one, and we all know how hard adjustments can be. Pray for the continuing favor in the Muslim community among the children and adults. We praise the Lord for Michael and Monica and his J-Life team and family.