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God Provided Mightily


723 new souls responded the first week as we showed the Jesus Film in the villages. Muslims are very present and the response does seem to be influenced by the strength of the Muslims in the area. During the day, we worked with 50 pastors and went out at night. The we went 8 hours to the north to Mugumu and went from Village to village. There were about 40 of us the 2nd Week and over 5,000 people accepted Jesus as their Savior. The next week, 4 of us held 3 different seminiars during the day with pastors and wives and went out at night to the Jesus Film. In Mtwara and Lindy, the Muslim presence is very strong and the numbers were less. Yet over 8K people responded to Christ.

Obviously, the Follow-up and the Church Planting is key to growth. We are extremely excited about the harvest, but we stressed to all the pastors the extreme need to follow up and the absolute importance to going out to the remote homesites that we walked to in order to get these new converts into church. Please pray with us as Tanzania is going through struggles. **We had just gotten there when on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, the Muslims blew up a church and declared all churches banned. The government historically does virtually nothing to control such behavior. Many, many churches are commonly burned down on Zanzibar with virtually no repercussions to the offenders.

That is why we were working with the Pastors. They need support and encouragement. Many are not trained, they are just passionate followers who have stepped into the empty role left by another. It was our joy to go, but we are so grateful for your prayers. Thanks also to Walker and the AweStar Team for their support of us and allowing this Blog to display the joy of New Life coming to Tanzania. — Pastor Larry Pittman

Welcome to the Awe Star Ministries Trip Updates! This page will give you an inside scoop on the great things God is doing in and through our team in Panama. Here, Team Leaders will post frequent updates via text and pictures. You can access the text updates on this page and view trip pictures by clicking the “pictures” tab located at the top of the page. In the updates, you will read stories of salvation, revival and other ways God is changing lives. You will see pictures of students ministering, studying and fellowshipping with team members and the people of Panama.

Here is how our trip updates work!

TEXT: View text updates immediately above this note. The most recent updates appear at the top in order of their posting (generally by date).

PHOTOS: View photo updates by clicking on the “Pictures” tab at the top of the page. Pictures will be posted in this area as well as pictures being embedded into the text updates. Please download and utilize the pictures freely to encourage others to pray. Mom and Dad: we strive to include as many students as possible in our photos, but please do not be alarmed if your student does not appear daily. Keep watching!

PATIENCE, PLEASE (IMPORTANT!): Internet access in international locations can be inconsistent, and our busy travel/ministry schedule sometimes keeps us from posting and/or loading new photos. When you don’t see an update, please keep praying and know that we are doing our best to stay in touch!

COMMENTS: This vital feature allows parents, friends, pastors and other supporters to leave comments on the posts. Comments remind the leadership and team of your love, support and especially of your prayers on their behalf. To leave a comment, simply click the title of the post next to the date. This will lead you to the specific post’s page where you can comment at the bottom. A page will open that allows you to leave yours. Please keep all comments:

1. Respectful and upbeat: Anything else has the potential to detract from our important work.

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QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at You can also call the Awe Star Ministries office at (918)664-3500.

We are so grateful for the many ways you have already supported this group of student missionaries. Bathed in prayer, they will do incredible things for our Creator. They will return with many stories of the ways God touched hearts and changed lives—including their own.

Kenny Hindenburg

Manager of Ministry &  Multimedia