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TANZANIA: Training evangelists
  • by Ashleigh Hooker
  • April 16, 2024

In the Anglican Church in Tanzania, a local leader of a village church is often given the title of ‘evangelist’. Evangelists serve under the supervision of an ordained minister, who looks after 2-8 village churches.  

This year, Anglican Aid is supporting the training of 300 evangelists, from 10 dioceses, who are undertaking 6-12 month Bible school training courses. Rev Canon Enock Rweyemamu, Principal of Lweru Bible School, passed on his thanks to Anglican Aid and our supporters for the gospel partnership that has enabled more evangelists to be trained. He said: “Through the evangelists’ ministry the diocese has experienced growth of the church in numbers – parishioners and new churches are being planted!” 

Abednego graduated from his course in December.

Meet Abednego

Abednego completed a two-month leadership training course in Tanzania. He shares his story: 

Before converting to Christianity, I was a Muslim believer called Abudalah. Now my name is Abednego. One friend of mine used to invite me to accompany him to his church. When he was saved by Jesus, he started to witness to me to believe in Jesus and he gave me some Bible readings. One day I accompanied him to a public gospel meeting where I found myself in tears during the altar call. I repented of my sin and put my life in Christ Jesus . . . Through this course, I have gained more confidence to convey the Christian message to others because previously I felt shy. I hope to do more evangelism and preach the gospel to centres where our church has not yet reached. Also, I hope to continue witnessing to others about Jesus’ love. 


  •  Pray that God will grow his church through the training of evangelists in Tanzania.


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