My Favorite Future Tanzanian Pastor, Part 2

Abraham

Abraham

In Part 2 of my interview with Abraham Stanslaus, he shares with us his hopes for the future and some excited news about his family!

Q: What are your hopes and dreams for your future?

I felt a calling even as a child but didn’t know the right way to go. Even growing up in the Catholic Church I was faithful, but I had an empty heart. When I came to know the truth about Christ, I knew this was the right way. I liked the word of God and enjoyed it. I knew that I was called to preach the Word of God. I have desired to be a Pastor since I was a child. I want to see other people’s lives changed by the gospel. Life change acts like a catalyst to me and motivates me. I want to be a Pastor and teacher of God’s word.

Q: You are seen as a leader among your peers here at Bible Baptist. What is your vision for the school and church?

As far as big picture vision, I see the lives of others changing. I also see another generation of our church going out to other areas of Tanzania for the sake of the gospel. This foundation we are building here at Bible Baptist will support men and women of God taking the gospel out from here and around the nation and world. We desire to send out more and more for the gospel. That takes spiritual development and growth here at home. People are dying without Christ, they need Christ, they have lost hope, but we (us and the children we raise) are going to change the lives of our relatives and neighbors and be a generation that pleases God. That motivates me, because I see a hope in them.

Q: Tell me about your family.

I have been married to Josephine for 2 years. And, we are expecting our first child!

Q: Is there anything else you would like to tell my readers?

If you are not changing the lives of others, you are wasting your time. People have to know that after this life there is another life. This life is not our home; we are citizens of heaven. Everyone should know that and live their lives with purpose. You don’t have to waste time.

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