Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mission and Evangelism in 2016

We Praise God for all that he enabled us to achieve in 2015 and for bringing us safely into a new year. We have been making plans for activities for 2016 and we ask for your continued prayers as we strive to equip evangelists, and church leaders to reach out to many people with the Gospel. We ask for your prayers for God's provision of funds and resources to enable us to carry out these plans effectively. Some of our planned activities so far are as follows:
16-21st May 2016:
Mission and Evangelism Co-ordinators' conference. Mission and Evangelism Co-ordinators from the 27 dioceses across Tanzania will be coming together to share, learn and encourage one another so that they are better equipped to continue with their work in evangelism in their own dioceses over the coming year.

13-19th June 2016:
Week of Prayer and Evangelism of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, culminating in a day of offering for the Mission and Evangelism department. During this week the Anglican Church across Tanzania will be united in prayer for our church, our communities, our country and the world, and many events such as seminars, prayer vigils and missions will take place. Please pray that God's work will be done during this week

July 2016 (date to be confirmed):
School of Biblical Training in collaboration with Crosslinks UK. This course was delivered last year in the coast and Eastern zone. This year we aim to deliver the course again, this time in the "Lake zone" in the Northern part of Tanzania. Leaders from 6 dioceses will be invited to participate and to improve their preaching skills.

24-29 August 2016:  
Training of  Evangelists of the Central Zone. We have carried out training for lay evangelists in 2 of the 5 zones of Tanzania. This year we plan to continue in the central zone, and if we are able to secure funding we may continue in another zone. The seminar offers training for evangelists, together with practice in the form of door to door evangelism and open air missions. Previously it has been a great success, blessing and equipping many evangelists and also with effective evangelistic work where we have seen many come to Christ and many others healed. Please pray that this event will have similar results

18th September - 14th October 2016:
Music and Worship training School:  This month long programme is aimed at equipping church musicians both in musical skills and spiritually for the ministry to which God has called them. This is the 5th course we have carried out and it is in great demand having blessed many musicians and their churches over the past years. Please pray for a vision for the continuation of this programme in the future.

As well as all this specific events we are continuing with our project to develop an Anglican Church Radio Station, ACT AMANI FM, and we ask for your prayers that this may become a reality this year.

Bible distribution project:
We are also continuing with our project to distribute bibles and other church books and Christian literature so that people all over Tanzania have access to bibles and books easily and at low cost.

Please pray that God equips us and provides for us so that we are able to do his work effectively in 2016. If you are able to help with a donation to support this work please contribute on our just giving page  (Also on the link at the top of this blog)