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Tanzania Free At Last! by Bill Brouwer We witnessed a powerful display of the ability of God's Word to change a life during our week-long revival meeting at the church in Fumagira, Tanzania. There were 47 adult salvation decisions during the meeting; however, the salvation of one particular lady demonstrated the mighty power of the Word of God to convict and convert even one held in bondage by Satan. The villages where we are planting churches are steeped in witchcraft. The people in these villages are under the heavy influence of witchdoctors and live in constant Tammy & Bill Brouwer fear of curses. They believe the spirits of their deceased ancestors control every aspect of their lives. Little wooden huts are built for these ancestral spirits to inhabit. Extra food is cooked to place in these huts to feed their dead ancestors. The witchdoctors claim they can communicate with these spirits. When people experience trouble or what they consider bad luck, they visit the witchdoctor. He tells them he can appease their dead ancestors in order to change their luck. In reality, these people are opening their souls to Satan and his demons. The lady, who was converted at our revival meeting, had been invited by one of our church members at Fumagira. We discovered later this was the first time this lady had attended a church. Kitabo, a preacher from a church in Bariadi, preached on the topic of witchcraft that evening. Kitabo knows all about witchcraft since he was a witchdoctor before becoming a Christian. As his message was coming to a close, this lady fell to the ground and began yelling and screaming for almost ten minutes. A guttural, animalistic voice uttered unintelligible words from her mouth. She was obviously being harassed by the forces of evil. Pastor Pelegrino and other leaders in the church calmly took her aside and opened the Word of God. They spent the next hour giving her the message of the Gospel. She desperately wanted deliverance and received Jesus Christ as her Savior. After her conversion she could not remember anything that had happened when she fell to the ground, screaming and yelling. She instantly became a new creature in Christ! Every night she came to the meetings and helped the ladies who cooked the meals for the services. Even her countenance was transformed! She looked like a different person. During our baptismal service she publicly declared her faith in Christ and submitted to believer's baptism. We are thrilled to report that she continues to faithfully attend church at Fumagira and is growing in grace! God's Word has not lost its power. It is still quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). W   Number 3, 2013 BIMI WORLD 21