Bwana Yesu Asifiwe! (Praise the Lord!)
I have been back in Tanzania since mid January and have been putting together plans for 2015. The Anglican Church of Tanzania now has a new General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Johnson Chinyon'gole. We also now have a new Mission and Evangelism Committee led by Chairman Bishop James Almas from the diocese of Masasi and we are working together to put into pratice our new departmental strategic plan which we hope will help us to focus and co-ordinate our work more effectively. We value your prayers for all the activities that we have planned for the year. With God's blessing and in His strength we believe that we will be able to carry out His work that He has planned for us. We also ask that you prayerfully consider supporting us in this work and if you are able to do this please make a donation on the just giving link above. If you would like your donation to go towards a specific project just let us know.
Some of the work we have planned for the year is as follows:
19th - 23rd May: Conference of Diocesan Mission and Evangelism Co-ordinators, meeting together for sharing, learning, planning for the future and mutual encouragement
15th - 21st June: Week of Prayer and Evangelism. This week the whole of the Anglican Church of Tanzania will join together in prayer for our church, our communities, our country and our world. There will also be a focus on evangelism and teaching during this week.
9th August - 4th September: School of Music and Worship, training Christian musicians to develop their skills and their ministry.
24th - 28th August: We will be joining together with Crosslinks from the UK to deliver a seminar entitled "School of biblical Training" to train church leaders and teachers.
15th - 21st September: Training of Lay Evangelists of the Southern Zone. This follows on from the training which we delivered last year in Western Tanzania. this year the seminar will take place in Masasi and involve dioceses of the Southern zone.
We are also continuing to develop our bible distribution project to enable people to obtain bibles at low cost in areas where it is difficult for them to access them. We are also trying to develop plans for the establishment of an Anglican Church Radio Station.
Many thanks for your prayers, support and encouragement. God Bless you.