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Tanzania August 2017

Tarime, Tanzania August 4-13, 2017

We are partnering with East Africa Christian College (EACC) in providing theological training for pastors in the Tarime region along the Tanzania-Kenya border. This newly opened school is strategically located in an area underserved by pastoral training ministries. Recent gospel advances make the need for equipping pastors especially urgent. We currently teach Swahili-speaking pastors (via interpreters) in a Certificate Program and in 2017 we anticipate teaching English-speaking pastors in the new Diploma Program. TLI has also been asked to teach a bi-annual conference for regional church leaders, which has been well-attended. Tanzania is a beautiful country, home of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti National Park, which is located a few hours drive from EACC Courses: Ruth/Jonah - Swahili (Certificate level) Biblical Theology - English (Diploma level)

Follow along as teachers in the field offer their experiences as they share theological training with local church leaders.

Field Notes   Tanzania August 2017

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Aug  9th,  2017Equipping Tanzanian Pastors to Proclaim God's Word


August 7, 2017

                After flying over countless countries, we have arrived here with a warm welcome in Tanzania. These four Muzungus (white people) have been embraced with joy that exceeds expectations. After two days here, one thing is for certain: if anyone thinks they have tasted good tilapia, I am convinced that they ought to think again. Our hosts here at East Africa Christian College in Tarime, Mara, Tanzania are faithful men eager to train and be trained in faithful Bible exposition. They are full of prayer. They are hungry to learn. Preaching the Word of God is the default mission of these men. They are full of conviction, unction, and ambition. Our hope as a team is to overcome their lack of resources with the tools needed to accomplish their unified mission with more effectiveness and, with the Lord’s help, more fruit. Please pray that as we teach and preach, these men would be equipped to proclaim God’s Word by God’s power to God’s people here in Tanzania. One of the highlights of the day was a trip through town to encounter some of the local businesses and people of Tarime. We were greeted by smiling children, welcomed by local merchants, and we learned bits and pieces of Swahili.

We are looking forward to the challenge ahead as we press on to guard the good deposit and advocate for the proclamation of the whole council of God. We ask that as you read along this week, you would partner with us in prayer, and praise God that knowledge of him is increasingly filling the earth.

Adam Callaway

Short-term team member


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