Biblical Mandates

Isaiah 61:1-4 God has anointed us to “preach good news to the poor, bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” We will carry the grace of God in which there is empowerment for Tanzanians that they will “rebuild ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.”

Matthew 22:37-40 The mission is a tangible response to the greatest commandments of Scripture: “Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Psalm 68:6 The mission is agreeing with the Lord’s work in creating family, where there are no orphans, rather sons and daughters: “God sets the lonely in families.”

1 Peter 1:3-4 Our mission is continually being renewed and sustained by the work of Christ unto the living and active hope of His reconciliatory work that was completed on the cross and is at work on the earth as His kingdom is expanded: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.”