31 Leaders came together in Dar es Salam for this school.

Objective:

To equip Church leaders to be effective members of the communities they serve.  As we know, leaders can easily burn out due to pressure of work and challenges they face daily.  They also come to a point of giving up in the ministry, and as such need encouragement.  The Word of God is the only bread that can help one to survive in the calling and ministry.  Some parts of Tanzania have similarities with some parts of Kenya – poverty and long drought is experienced in both areas.  Pastors struggle to plant Churches due to opposition from different faiths.

Achievement of the SOM

Since we began the SOM Tanzania about five (5) years ago, 130 leaders have been reached and equipped with the Word of God.  Most of them had never gone to any kind of Bible School.  The school has become a light to the Churches in and around Dar-es-Salaam.  Many men and women have been impacted by this School.  It is definitely worthwhile having an SOM in Tanzania!

Challenges

The Tanzanian brethren want the SOM Class to be held twice annually, but because of financial constraints we can only hold it once a year.  Currently, for printing, teachers, transport and accommodation we need Kes. 19,000/=; but if the school is to be twice a year, we will need Kes. 38,000/=.

Way Forward

1. We have invited 2 leaders to attend our School of Ministries – Kiswahili Class in September this year, so that they may see how we do it.

2. In future, we will have a teachers’ training class in Dar-es-Salaam; these trained teachers will take up the leadership of the School in the future.

3. There will be a missionary journey in September this year to meet with, and encourage, key Church leaders in Tanzania.

Vote of Thanks

We are thankful to all that pray and support the Kiswahili SOM Class, which is helping not only the Church leaders, but also strengthening the local congregations.

Thank you for standing with the Church in East Africa.

 

Meleckson Dalano

Missions Co-ordinator