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 teams and go out into pathways and trails of the area and into homes to share the good news of Jesus Christ. We return to a meeting area and share the stories of our visits with the rest of the team. Thousands have been baptized during these trips and sub-congregations are started in these areas. We then go home, we feel blessed to have been part of this experience. A few months after the trip, we receive reports and pictures of what these new Christians have done in these sub-parishes. This May we evangelized in the Welezo and Shabuluba areas in the Tinde Parish of Pastor Jeofrey Tenga. This week we were notified that a church building had been built in each of these villages. The new congregation dug the foundation by hand, they made the bricks and constructed the walls themselves. We have had similar experiences during other mission trips. In 2017 in the Lalago Parish new churches were built in Mwakidiga and Mbalagane by the newly baptized Christians in 4 months.
In 2018 in the Ushetu district, a new church was built in the sub-congregation of Saba Sabini and in Itilima district church buildings were constructed in Muhunze, Mwadiliama, and Ikindiro. Mission trips in Tanzania have been a blessing to all who attend.
Join Us in 2020
We are making plans for another mission trip in 2020, come join us! Contact Bob Allen for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 270-535-7370.