WINNING AFRICA FOR CHRIST
“Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”
2 Timothy 4:2
Mission to Tanzania
As I write this update, our Africa Reformation Overland Mission team is leaving Tanzania. Tanzania is a huge country in East Africa. It has a population of over 50 million, compromising more than 150 indigenous ethnic groups. Swahili and English are its official languages. Literacy is estimated at 69%. As a result of disastrous socialist experiments in the 60s and 70s, which they are still trying to recover from, Tanzania is one of the world’s poorest nations. By God's grace the one party socialist system was ended in 1992 and a multiparty democracy was instituted. There is religious freedom, with nominal Christians over 54% and Muslims 31%. Animists are estimated at over 12% and less than 1% are Hindu. Protestants make up over 8 million (18% of the population). The Evangelical Lutherans are their largest denomination, with over 2,700 congregations and 3.4 million affiliates. Our Mission team’s priorities on this mission are leadership training, literature distribution, film evangelism, children’s ministry and Biblical Preaching Workshops for pastors.