Our Christian beliefs about caring for others in need, underpin our desire to work in partnership with churches in Tanzania to bring encouragement, support and relief, and we regard ourselves as one big family working together.
Here in the UK we are have the means to send money, resources and people with pratical skills in fields such as water provision, building and healthcare to our friends in Tanzania in order that they can meet the needs of the community around them regardless of faith or none. Our aim is to provide those resources that will prove to be self sustaining, so for example the provision of a sewing machines, phones and PC’s to help provide a source of occupational income.
They in turn support us in a number of ways…
- By keeping us informed about the work in Tanzania
- By the great love and caring they show to our teams by taking into their homes and hearts those who from time to time have gone to Tanzania to work alongside them
- By being enabled to visit us in the UK from time to time to share and encourage us with information about the work they are involved in
- By teaching us a lot about how to pray
Although we are able to send teams to work alongside our Tanzanian family, we do not regard ourselves as missionaries. We go to work alongside the churches as they seek to bring support to those in need in their community regardless of faith. We also go to learn. Tanzanian churches are experiencing a period of growth and are winning the respect of the community they serve. How many of churches in the UK can say this about themselves? So we go in humility with a willingness to serve and learn from them, hoping that the work being done there will enrich the lives of all of us as we work together.