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Tanzania

The United Republic of Tanzania takes its name from the union of the mainland formerly known as Tanganyika and the island of Zanzibar. Geographically, Tanzania is larger than the rest of East Africa (which technically does not yet include South Sudan) combined. Tanzania is strategically very important not only because of its size but also because of the size and influence of Islam (Zanzibar is approximately 97% Muslim).

 

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ECLEA in Tanzania

ECLEA personnel began their work in Tanzania in April 2008. Particularly beginning in 2011 we have spent much effort in the country. We now have a well-organized ECLEA-Tanzania committee that itcludes national, zonal, regional, district, and local coordinators, headed by national coordinator Dickson Laizer and national secretary Joram Ibrahim. The ECLEA-Tanzania team is active in conducting all-Tanzanian church leader conferences and TOTs (training of trainers).

Here are updates from ECLEA's Tanzania team concerning ECLEA's work in Tanzania (older news accounts of ECLEA's work in Tanzaniaa and the rest of East Africa are located in the News Archive):

Dickson Laizer, ECLEA-Tanzania national coordinator

January-February 2021:

We have been proceeding with our training in different places as we had scheduled for and our training team are doing well which we divided in two groups: (1) Sanare, Paul and Lukumay; (2) Julius, I, and Kaaya. Both teams doing great impact within the communities through ECLEA's teaching and here are some of the reports:

(1) ENGUTOTO, NJIRO, LENDANAI and BALANGIDA
These places have been taught Forgiveness and Reconciliation. About 32 participants. They gave the testimonies saying, “ECLEA's ministry is different from other ministries—it is like a school. We learned things differently from our own Bible we have been using but the main theme like the we taught in these three days. I never thought of unforgiving heart is like just taking and drinking the poison waiting someone else to die.” Some said, “I am sure we have been keeping the problem in our congregation and people are dying with bitterness in their hearts because we lacked the solution, but through this course am going to teach using material because it's carried enough revelation of the truth from the word of God.”

(2) ENDASAKI, BASHAI, ENDABASH, OIMOTONYI
The people of these areas are cattle keepers and crops growing but there's big congregation gathering together as the church. You can't imagine someone is leading without even attending any Bible training. Here's where ECLEA's teaching is required the most. Here we had more than 45 to 63 participants where the book of 1 Timothy and Biblical Stewardship for full three days.

Many overseers gave their testimonies saying “we didn't differentiate false teachers who are within the church and those without, such as Jehovah Witnesses, Catholic Church, and other religions. Also, we always appointed church leaders who are close to us (e.g., family members) without looking at those qualifications from the Bible which is the real basis for our ministry. I have been transformed by this teaching and am going to apply it soon to our congregations to our all zones.”

(3) LULEMBELA, MBOGWE, NYANGUGE, IGUGUNO
These places were different in learning or catching up with teaching. We had about 25 to 30 people who attended the course where we taught on Biblical Stewardship and Forgiveness and Reconciliation. We were engaging with questions and answers, especially about false teachers saying, “Why are they proceeding and look like they are getting rich than who are suffering in teaching the truth, why people are flying to them, and what we must to stop them?” In answering those questions, later they said, “ECLEA's ministry is the best messenger of God in healing the church.” As to Forgiveness and Reconciliation, people said, “We weren't teaching the whole counsel of God. We did not expect this course to be so new to us as it's now. It's the truth that set us free from teaching false teaching.”

(4) KARATU in exchange to KIOMBOI, MANYARA in exchange to GABADO, MTO WA UMBU in exchange to OLDONYOSAMBU.
In these places we taught Forgiveness and Reconciliation. About 33 to 38 participants were at the end. Some overseers said "this course should be repeated because it's very important according to the gospel of Christ and here we're few and days are short." One bishop said, “We have been blind and ignoring our people to staying long days with the bitterness hearts and not being able to forgive others. We discovered through this course that it's our responsibility to help our people to live Christlike on the earth. Thank God for ECLEA's ministry for coming to help us.”

(5) Minjingu, Basuto
Here we had about 17 to 21 participants where we trained on Expository Preaching course where many said it is good way of preaching but it needs to be repeated several times to become familiar with it because we are not used to it. Finally, they all agreed to recognize themselves next on June to be trained again on the same course.

(6) Kamwanga, Same, Ngarenairobi and Maji ya Moto
These places we taught Forgiveness and Reconciliation. About 33 to 38 participants which many bishops said we didn't know that forgiveness is the heart of the gospel but knew it is God's love, but now learned things which is new powerful teaching that changes our lives. Another bishop said, “We normally teach this in light way while we are holding unforgiving inside but this teaching helping me to know the importance of releasing my offender.” ECLEA'S ministry is doing a great impact to communities.

(7) Gidas, KCMC, MACHAME, and KITENDENI
Here's where we training about 34 participants on the book of The Church: Its Nature, Mission, and Purpose. This people had a different view of the mission of the church but at the end they said, “I knew when we plant a new Church that is a mission, but now I have learned the first mission is to worship God in living worthy lives that represent him on the earth and equip the church to be Christlike. Thanks for ECLEA'S ministry for coming to help us. We are going to arrange another class for you to come and teach us again.”

Again we want to thank all people of God for your love and support in reaching out to us. May God bless you all.

Dickson

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Dickson Laizer, ECLEA-Tanzania national coordinator

Here are short reports from Dec 2020 where we did the trainings including the following up with our team.

1) Minjingu, Basuto
Here we had about 17 to 21 participants where we trained on Expository Preaching course where many said it is good way of preaching but it needs to be repeated several times to become familiar with it because we are not use to it. Finally, they all agreed to recognize themselves next on June to be trained again on the same course.

2) Kamwanga, Same, Ngarenairobi and Maji ya Moto
We taught Forgiveness and Reconciliation. About 33 to 38 participants. Many bishops said, “We didn't know that forgiveness is the heart of the gospel but knew it is God's love, but now learned things which is new powerful teaching that changes our lives.” Another bishop said, “We normally teach this in a light way while we are holding unforgiveness inside, but this teaching is helping me to know the importance of releasing my offender.” ECLEA's ministry is doing a great impact to communities.

3) Gidas, KCMC, MACHAME, and KITENDENI
Here's where we trained about 34 participants on the book of The Church: Its Nature, Mission, and Purpose. These people had a different view of the mission of the church, but at the end they said, “I knew when we plant a new Church that is a mission but now I have learned the first mission is to worship God in living worthy lives that represent him on the earth and equip the church to be like Christ. Thanks for ECLEA'S ministry for coming to help us. We are going to arrange another class for you to come and teach us again. Again we want to thank all people of God for your love and support in reaching out to us.”

May God bless you all. Dickson

Here are our general reports from the field during Nov-Dec 2020 in different places as follows:
 
1) As the training done in Kigoma, Kibondo taught on the book of 1 Timothy about the same number which was 37 to 39 where the participants show up early, good questions, interactions on false teachers and preachers who destroy the church using the same Bible, what shall we do to protect the church? and other questions.

At the end many bishops gave the testimonies saying ECLEA'S training is the medicine that can heal the church and bring the life so we need this teaching to proceed every month. In evaluation 15 confirm that they have teaching other pastors in their organization and out of their organizations where the participants are to go and teach to their congratulations.

2) Magu, Mundarara, Ketumbeinei—We taught also the book of 1 Timothy. The people there seem to be slow in learning keeping quiet in the class; they're small group about 20-25 people who attended the course, but in the end they seemed to wake up. Two senior pastors said, "We never had this kind of teaching and we so grateful for this help from ECLEA's ministry and we want you again." Following up show that 30 percent applied the teaching and they're congratulations said why you didn't teach us this we could avoid to be robbed without knowing.

3) Dareda, Katesh and Gabado
These places had the maximum number about 32 to 36 participants where we taught Biblical Stewardship and Forgiveness and Reconciliation. The people said "we learned things which are so new. ECLEA's ministry delivered us from ignorance and gives us the insight on what the word of God is meant to change our lives. We ask you to come over and help us more through other courses."

4) Nangwa, Ngurdoto, Bunda
Here we taught the book of 1 Timothy to 25, 31, and 37 participants where the people showed much interest from the beginning. At the end they started saying “we thought those false teachers were God’s messengers; that is why we have been giving respect to them as the anointed people of God. We are so grateful for ECLEA's ministry for opening our eyes and see truth revealed to us.”

5) Biharamulo, Simiyu, Mbogwe and Endabash
The people from these places seems to be eager to learn; they tried to show up on time where we had train about 30 to 34 participants. Many bishops and senior pastors said we learned things which we did not expecting from the people we were looking at like mere people, but God humbled us through this powerful teaching. One said, “I realize that God is healing his church by healing us first from ignorance and blindness. We thank ECLEA's ministry for coming to our place and help us.” 

Thanks, Dickson

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Dickson Laizer, ECLEA-Tanzania national coordinator

September 2020

We have been proceeding with our coursed trainings from August through this September in different places as we're scheduled and here's the short reports and evaluation in general:

1) Forgiveness and Reconciliation
We taught this course at Monduli juu, Manyire, Kongwa, and Manyoni, where had approximately 30 to 45 participants who attended the trainings showing they were very interested with the teachings which some places people show up before and in time. At the end many bishops, overseers, and pastors gave their testimonies saying, this teaching brings us the enlightenment to our understanding on forgiving people and knowing how to live Christ’s life as the heart of the gospel. 90 percent said they would take this teaching to their congregations just after finishing up the class and also leading seminars to others who are attached with them. In evaluation we found that church members are more united, choirs and youth were having good relationship to biblical perspective and now church members are growing spiritually in understanding God's word.


Ester, her husband, and Bishop Mpili

2)  1 Timothy
We taught this course at Kwimba, Ngudu, Ungumalwa, Nyarusu, where we taught approximate 27 to 35 people who attended the course for three days. Some participants came in time and others came late but at least second day showed up in time and the third day were the teaching. Teaching on one book of the Bible were surprised to many people because they were not familiar with it; they were expecting sermon topic but at the end they were so grateful to learn the Bible in new ways.

They gave testimonies saying that ECLEA'S teaching is very different from other seminars they have been attending. Here we have redeemed from the wrong teaching which we have been teaching our people and even agreed false teaching without knowing. In evaluation we found some pastors said when they taught to their congregations and different groups people came forward to repent and change their minds and character even some asking to step down from their position of leadership. So we give the glory to God. They asked ECLEA to start a college where we might go and get this teaching.


Paul Chaba at Kibaigwa

3) The Church: It's Nature, Mission, and Purpose
This course we taught at Kibaigwa and Dodoma town in replacing Mpwapwa. Here we taught about 25 to 30 participants who attended the course and when we started many of them thought they knew what the nature, mission, and purpose of the church are, but we touch the nature and the purpose they turned on their attention and start interacting during the teaching. When the will of God for the church to mission, they were shocked; then they said this is the teaching we need for the awakening switch to the church today.


Emanuel Sanare at Dodoma

Many gave their testimonies saying we thought we knew what mission is but we did not. We thank God for ECLEA'S teaching and learning through this course has changed our minds set and ready to go back to work on and applying the teaching in to our congregation and make changes in obey God word. We thank you for those who have been supportive and this training possible in changing and transform our life in building the kingdom of God. May God bless you all.


Dodoma group with their books

That's for now we are going on with the trainings where we are at Iguguno district teaching on the Church. Please pray for us.

Best regards, Dickson

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