On December 8, 2019, Agape Lutheran Church of Kahama in Tanzania ordained eight men into the Office of the Holy Ministry and installed five women as deaconesses. This congregation of 700 is a part of the South East of Lake Victoria diocese of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (SELVD-ELCT). The five hour service also […]
What an inspiration to receive this picture of the church building in Welezo! The mission team visited this area last year in May 2019 to work with Pastor Geoffrey Tenga on outreach. Donations from members of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in White House TN purchased the land for this building. The members have worked […]
Mission Training Centers-an essential tool for evangelism and discipling the new Christians. Learn more about South East of Lake Victoria Diocese (SELVD) (here) or by visiting the website elct-selvd.org Engage – Training Centers in Tanzania from VimeoLCMS on Vimeo.
Church planting in the Southeast of Lake Victoria Diocese (SELVD) is such an amazing experience. Each year since 2004 mission teams from the Mid-South District partner with pastors and lay people from the SELVD to outreach into areas of the diocese that has had little or no exposure to the Gospel message. We form into […]
The 2019 mission team from the Mid-South District LCMS made up of members from Our Savior Lutheran in Cabot AR, Prince of Peace Lutheran in White House, TN and a team from Ascension Lutheran Church in Wichita, KS. Bishop Dr. Emmanuel Makala of the South East of Lake Victoria Diocese(SELVD) sent us to the parish […]
Deaconesses have become active participants in South East of Lake Victoria Diocese (SELVD). Recently the focuses of these women has broadened to include new areas of ministry.
The 2019 trip will again focus on outreach to the Sukuma tribe, in a group of villages, located in the South East Of Lake Victoria District (SELVD). Bishop Makala will determine which area we will work in. The Sukuma are the nation’s largest tribe, comprised of 6 million people. Most of the people believe in […]
What a difference you made We were saddened to hear of the passing of Nancy Herd, wife of retired pastor Cliff Herd of Chattanooga. She passed on September 1, 2018. Cliff and Nancy were on our 2013 mission trip to Tanzania. They were no strangers to Africa and by the end of her earthly time, […]
Pastoral training continues in the SELVD as the 3rd group of pastoral candidates came to Negezi training center for the July training classes. This week, Dr. Naomichi Masaki, from Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne (CTSFW), is teaching classes on Christology and the Lord’s Supper for the pastoral and deaconess training programs. This was his fourth […]
Two weeks and 2745 were baptized Two teams of 23 adults from the Mid-South District went to Tanzania in May for mission trips to the Southeast of Lake Victoria diocese (SELVD). Each trip lasted for approximately two weeks. The teams were made up of members from 8 Mid-South congregations and 4 LCMS congregations from other […]