ABOUT THE COUNTRY
In the late 19th century, the area that is now Tanzania was conquered by Germany and then given to Britain after World War I. British rule ended in 1961 and three years later Tanzania was formed with the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.
Diseases like HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and malnutrition are all too common in Tanzania. Muslim men are allowed to have multiple wives and take advantage of young women, which spreads disease and results in unwanted pregnancies. Caregivers are too poor to provide food, clothing, and shelter for their children, so they’re often sent to the streets to survive.
In April 2011, VisionTrust began our partnership with Morogoro Baptist Primary School, which serves children from preschool through 10th grade. Morogoro is considered to be under a Muslim stronghold and has been for many years. God has blessed the ministry and created a delicate peace between Muslims and Christians, allowing them to work together toward survival. We became involved with the community when we learned the school was in danger of closing due to a lack of funds.
Today, the school is among the top three primary schools in the region. Kids are eating every day while at school and are learning the word of God verse by verse. Due to the high level of education and nutrition received at the school, many Muslim and non-Christian families send their children there knowing they will be required to study the Word of God. We have also expanded services to continue our relationship with the kids who have graduated through a new Saturday program. We are constantly amazed as we see the power of God’s Word transform the lives of those we are serving.
Meet the Kids
MEET OUR LOCAL HERO
Peter was born into a Christian family, but as a teenager strayed from the Lord. After two months of declining a friend’s offer to church, Peter finally gave in. After the time he went he promised he would never go back. But, the next Sunday he found himself sitting in the pew again and that week chose to give his life to Christ and has been a changed man ever since.