Monday, May 26, 2014

Mission and Evangelism Co-ordinators Conference May 2014

Diocesan Mission and evangelism Co-ordinators with Chairman, Bishop Elias Chakupewa (centre) and Provincial Mission and Evangelism Co-ordinator Christine Salaman (right)
From 13th to 17th May 2014 we held our second Mission and Evangelism Co-ordinators Conference, gathering together Co-ordinators from the dioceses across Tanzania. The conference was held at Mtumba teaching college near Dodoma. This time 19 out of 27 dioceses were represented. It was once again a wonderful time of sharing, learning, fellowship and encouragement.


The conference began with a day of sharing of experiences and plans from all the dioceses, a valuable way to learn and encourage one another in our work.

Rev. Canon David Haj

On the second day various speakers came to teach us about some important aspects of mission and evangelism in Tanzania. The speakers were Canon David Haj, Canon Johnson Chinyon'gole, Samson Nduwamungu and Febronie Mukarunyange

Febronie Mukarunyange

Rev Canon Johson Chinyon'gole

On the final day we met to discuss future plans of the department and develop ideas for projects and activities. The general secretary of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, Canon Dr. Dickson Chilongani also came to share with us, and we finished the day with a communion service together, pictured here led by Bishop Elias Chakupewa, chairman of the ACT Mission and Evangelism Department and Rev Canon George Chibwale, representative from the Diocese of Central Tanganyika.

The conference was a great success. We would like to thank all those who have contributed financially to make this possible and all those who continue to pray faithfully for our work. Please pray for the evangelists who attended that they may return to their dioceses refreshed, inspired and encouraged to continue in God's work. Please pray too that God will provide to enable us to carry out many projects and ideas that came out of this meeting, and to continue to be able to meet like this on an annual basis.

We are now preparing for a training course for evangelists from the Western zone of Tanzania which includes 6 different dioceses. This will take place from 11th - 16th June in the diocese of Kibondo. Please pray that this event will build up and encourage those who attend so that they are enabld to work more effectively for mission and evangelism in their dioceses.

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