Tanzania

By faith we work:

  • To see the southern coastal Muslims coming to Christ through access to the gospel.
  • To see the spiritual horizon of believers expanding to reach other groups.
  • To promote Christian compassion through addressing the needs of the people in the community.

 

Tanzania

By faith we work:

  • To see the southern coastal Muslims coming to Christ through access to the gospel.
  • To see the spiritual horizon of believers expanding to reach other groups.
  • To promote Christian compassion through addressing the needs of the people in the community.

 

Communities where He is least known

The Maraba

 The Maraba are part of the Makonde group, but they distinguish themselves from other Makonde. Maraba people live at the coast and fish for their living, using sailboats. In dry season, the wind changes and becomes stronger. It is difficult to fish at this time. Some survive with a small harvest from their gardens, but some separate from their wives and families because it is too difficult to feed them. A troubling issue is the use of bombs for fishing. This practice destroys hiding places for fish and kills small fish, and it is very dangerous for fishermen as well.

The Maraba people are strongly influenced by Islam and witchdoctors. They fear being cursed by witch doctors. A fisherman said, ‘You can leave your fishing net at the beach. No one will take it. People know that if you take the net, the owner will hire a witch doctor to curse you to death.’

We pray that the Maraba will come to know Jesus, our hope, and receive salvation in Him.

Oracíones

1

Pray for people living and dying without Christ in the coastal area, that they would hear the gospel of Christ, accept salvation, and experience God’s grace.

2

Pray for local churches to continue to share the gospel with neighbours.

3

Pray for construction of the primary school in Lindi. May the Lord give all the board members His wisdom and unity in Christ!


Stories from this Country

From the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro

I awoke to the sound of the wind howling through camp. The walls of my tent shook violently as I glanced at my watch. It was just after midnight; in about an hour, our team would make the final push for Uhuru Peak, the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania—Africa’s tallest mountain.

Speaking without words

Sometimes I fail to realise that God is the One who is truly at work. He doesn’t need me to say a single word in Swahili to move in the lives around us.

Your skills: Tools in God's hands

Four short stories describe how missionaries are using their God-given skills in their ministries.

Stories from this Country

From the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro

I awoke to the sound of the wind howling through camp. The walls of my tent shook violently as I glanced at my watch. It was just after midnight; in about an hour, our team would make the final push for Uhuru Peak, the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania—Africa’s tallest mountain.

Speaking without words

Sometimes I fail to realise that God is the One who is truly at work. He doesn’t need me to say a single word in Swahili to move in the lives around us.

Your skills: Tools in God's hands

Four short stories describe how missionaries are using their God-given skills in their ministries.