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The Tanzania Trip Blog

Meet the 2018 Easter Ambassadors who traveled to Tanzania, and follow their experiences.
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2020 Tanzania Trip Information Sessions – Planned Trip Dates: August 6-22, 2020

  • Sunday, November 24, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Easter on the Hill
  • Wednesday, December 4, 6-7 p.m., Easter on the Hill
All who are interested, please attend an informational meeting where Pastor Brandon and a trip alum will give more information on Tanzania, a sample travel itinerary, goals of the trip, costs of the trip, and answer any questions you may have. Bwana yesu asufiwe!

Update from Our Partners in Tanzania

Easter’s Outreach Advisory Team recently approved a funding request to support the mission and ministry of our partner congregation in Nyanzwa, Tanzania. $4,242.54 from Easter’s Bega Kwa Bega account will go toward purchasing a new sound system and generator to be used at the main preaching point.

The previous sound system was no longer working (including the generator and several speakers). They were also renting a portable sound system to be used on the back of a truck for evangelism.

The new sound system will not only better meet the needs of the large sanctuary at the main preaching point, but several components are portable so they will no longer need to rent a system to bring on evangelism trips.

Travelers from Easter Lutheran will get to see the new system and participate in a dedication ceremony during the August 6th-August 22nd, 2020 trip.

Here is a response from the lead pastor in Nyanzwa, Pastor Yeremiah Mponzi:
“’Bwana asifiwe’=Praise the Lord. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This is more than a good news for our parish. We will make sure we get the good set of music system and when they come they will have a chance to dedicate. These instruments will help a lot in doing evangelism and bringing more people to the Christ.

We will keep you in our prayers. You are welcome to visit Nyanzwa any time you wish.
To God be the Glory.”

In addition, our partners have also asked for prayers for the following:
1). The construction work on Mpilipili preaching point and the fundi’s involved in laying the foundation right now.
2). For their efforts in evangelizing within the community and growth of Christian’s calling those preaching points home.

Update from Our Partners in Katya

Katya is a preaching point of our partner congregation in Nyanzwa, Tanzania. This is a Maasai preaching point that warmly welcomed our ambassadors in 2018. The Maasai parishioners built their church walls using mud (with water they carried from 3 hours away—6 hour round trip) and then coated it with a plaster mix. When complete, Easter Lutheran sent $3,000 for the roofing materials and finishing supplies. Our partners are grateful! Now that they have a building, they can also petition the government for a teacher to start a school. Thank you for your support!

The 2018 Easter Ambassadors to Tanzania have written about their experiences in Tanzania in a deeper way than their on-the-trip blog was able to convey. Read about their transformational activities here!

Easter Lutheran has many close partnerships and is involved in many projects in Tanzania.  Some of the major projects are listed below.

  • Church Building –  Easter has funded roofs and helped buy cement for floors after local people have constructed the foundations and walls of church buildings as preaching points expand into larger congregations.  Similar assistance is given to complete construction of homes for evangelists.
  • Water: Wells and pipelines –  Fetching water can be an all-day activity, usually for young girls and women. Easter has helped dig wells and construct pipelines to make this task less daunting.
  • Radio Furaha –  This radio station broadcasts 24/7 and reaches about 400,000 people.  Easter has been involved in this project from the very beginning. The station is now self-supporting for operating expenses and is able to expand to reach more people.
  • Scholarships – Easter has provided many scholarships to allow students to attend schools, from primary grades through college. We also provide scholarships for theology students interested in becoming pastors.  Meet some of the Scholarship Students
  • Microfinance – provides loans and training in economics, investments, and small business start-ups.
  • PET Carts – Personal Energy Transportation carts allow disabled people to get around on their own.  Volunteer locally to build PET Carts.

Get Involved

One of the projects funded during the 2014-15 global mission initiative was to roof an evangelist house in Mgowelo. It was recently completed, shown by the photo below.
Children dancing and singing to welcome Easter group to Nyanzwa