Kathleen Quellmalz

Sent from Evangelical Lutheran Church, St Bartholomai, Treuen, Germany

Kathleen has been serving with AIM among street children in Tanzania since 1995.

Kathleen works with Safina Street Network in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In her role as Director, Kathleen seeks to equip and guide staff in the various areas of the ministry and seek God’s will along with the leadership team for future development.

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Latest Prayer News

“From the 14th to the 19th of December 2020 Safina staff members will meet for their annual staff retreat and Annual General Meeting at our Safina Education Center in Morogoro. Please pray that God would meet and refresh us during those days and that God would protect our children and youth in our homes, while most of the staff will be away.”

“I thank God for the opportunity to teach God’s word and minister to the children and youth at the Children’s Remand Home. Recently the Officer in Charge called asking me to counsel a young 17-year-old boy who had tried to kill himself. He was abandoned when he was two years old, raised at an orphanage, he never was able to complete even Primary school, now he needed to stand on his own two feet aged 17 and he got in trouble. He did not see a reason to keep on living. We talked and prayed for a long time. One week later he was the first one in the classroom and greeted me with a smile. Asking him how he was doing, he said that he feels so much better. Thank God for bringing hope into his heart.”

“Like everywhere in this world Coronavirus has changed our lives and work. In the beginning, it was still far away but on 17th March it arrived in Tanzania. Two days later all the schools, colleges and universities were closed. We changed to Home Schooling in our homes… Up to now our children enjoy the Home schooling and some even say that they are learning more than at school. The bigger challenge is how to care for those still living on the streets. They are in a much more vulnerable situation. In Dodoma, the children are still allowed to come to the front porch of our Drop-In Centre in the morning, they receive tea and bread for breakfast and also have a short devotion and prayer time. In Dar es Salaam we distributed mouth masks, sanitizers and the gospel of John which included safety information about Corona to many street boys. Some of the children decided to return to their families, which actually is a good side effect of Coronavirus. Children living with their own families are visited in their homes and are helped with food packages to keep them at home and away from begging in the streets… Please pray that our children and youth will not get tired of staying at home and that God would give energy and perseverance to everybody helping with Home Schooling.”

“The year of 2019 was not always easy for Safina and also for myself in the leadership of it. Sometimes I felt overwhelmed by the amount of work which needed to be done. At other times, we faced difficult situations and decisions. We witnessed how the enemy attacks God´s children. But we also witnessed God´s faithfulness. I am thankful that he provided more office space in the beginning of the year, which made working much easier for us with the additional space and air. I also thank God for how he provided in financial shortcomings… We thank God for our children, who did well in School and those who started to stand on their own feet. One of them celebrated his birthday with his former Safina foster family and invited all of his colleagues and even his boss. Instead of presents they donated food for our home. Things like this bring joy and encouragement. In 2020 I would like to concentrate training up young, potential future leaders and see how we can involve them more in leadership. I want to work on our Safina Handbook which needs to be updated and revised. I also want to research, investigate and pray that God would reveal to us, how Safina can become more self-supporting besides donations. And what stands on top is listening to God.” Please join with Kathleen for praising God and praying for all of these things.

“Recently we celebrated a big party with nine congratulates. Three of our students graduated from academic High school; one even did so well that he got an offer to study in the US. Another young man graduated as an accountant…. As I looked around and into the faces of so many young people, I thanked God. What a gift. What potential. What a privilege to be able to walk alongside these young people and to pray for them so that they would continue to follow Jesus and know God’s will for their lives.” Praise God for these people and his work in their lives already, and pray that they will continue to walk with him for the rest of their lives.

Tanzania

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