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.
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, […]
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 […]
Twenty-four representatives from the Mid-South District are preparing for a mission trip to Tanzania in May. The first group of 10 (team 1) will be leaving Memphis on May 19th and the 2nd group of 14 will be departing on May 31. Each group will fly into Kilimanjaro Airport and then board a smaller plane to […]
Bishop Emmanuel Makala met with the Council of Presidents of the LCMS on Monday, September 18. He is in the largest Lutheran diocese in the Tanzanian Evangelical Lutheran Church which has over 6.5 million members, second only to the 7 million Mekane Yesus Lutheran body in Ethiopia. He will also visit Memphis where the Mid-South […]
On this Rock I will build my Church (juu ya mwamba huu nitalijenga kanisa langu) Two months after the Mid-South District mission team left the little village of Mwakidiga in May 2017 the members of that new congregation joined together to clear land, dig a foundation, make bricks and build the church you see at […]