New Churches Construction in Dar es Salaam

Country: Tanzania
Advance #3022267 DONATE NOW

Project Information

Building a church for worship and needs for believers of Dar es Salaam.

Describe the need affecting community

Tanzania is an East Africa country which includes the island of Zanzibar and other off shore islands in Indian ocean and Dar es Salaam is the capital and the largest city of Tanzania close to Zanzibar. The country has about 45 million of people; about 1/4 of the population follow traditional religions. Islam and Christianity are the two big religions. Then, 60% of people live in poverty caused by lack of education. People need education and salvation to identify what they can do so that poverty, suffering, and the political situations can change and become positive. The church plays a big role for changing situations from worst to good, if people can really understand and accept to follow Jesus. Here and for the whole country is a thirst for God’s word and proliferation of religions and spiritual groups. Many people are lost and don’t know where to go, only having the church able to help people to reach their spiritual, physical and material needs. We bought 15 acres in Dar es Salaam 2 years ago and we need to build on the site a new church. A new place for the community to worship and meet their needs. Dar es Salaam has about 4 million people and it is located where the Tanzania United Methodist Church Headquarter is. We have 3 Dar es Salaam, United Methodist Churches planted that needs church buildings. Believers don’t have a church building for them to meet. They have to meet under trees and in individual homes which is not good according to the city where we are. This is why many believers don’t go to church. Dar es Salaam is a port, for the commercial and metropolitan city. Where business men and women from Central Austral, and Africa come for their businesses. Tourists also come from abroad to visit the animals and birds in different parks and then visit Kilimanjaro the highest mountain of Africa.

How will this Advance project help to address the need?

Our project will help to address the needs because once the church is built, they will have a building for worship and other needs. Believers will not stay home they will go to the church to worship, and many others like Muslims will be converted. This will help the United Methodist Church in Tanzania to grow because Dar es Salaam is a metropolitan and business port city. Once we have a nice church buildings, in the largest city of the country visitors, tourists, diplomats, ministers and even state people can come and worship with us in United Methodist Church. This is very important for our church to be recognize as well instead of being seen like an indigenous church without facilities and existing like an adventure. The church received a mission from Jesus to go all over the world preach and teach God’s word for the transformation of the world. The church building will help to change people spiritually, mentally, physically and materially and transform the society in these areas.

Describe the primary goal of the project

1. To make disciples of Jesus Christ 2. To provide a church building to the natives, visitors, volunteers and others where they can meet for prayers, worships and spiritual activities.

Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project

We would like to see in the community big changes: Spiritual, mental, physical and material changes.

Contact Information

Global Ministries Contact
Mutwale Wa Mushida
0754- 696627
Mutwale Ntambo Wa Mushidi