“Millions of Trees” is a project of Bega Kwa Bega, the partnership between churches in Iringa, Tanzania and St. Paul, to reforest the Iringa area. BKB planted its millionth seedling in January 2016 with a survival rate at over 95%. Harvesting trees begins soon and they need to increase the number of new seedlings.
During Lent, Prince of Peace was challenged with a matching grant by one of our members to raise at least $2000 to help support our newest ministry partner in Tanzania. Through Sunday, April 22, we have received gifts totaling $3,476. Including additional matches, this means the orphanage will soon receive funding totaling $10,952!
The Huruma Centre is a ministry of the Iringa Diocese in Tanzania and provides a safe home, nurture, nutrition and education for children who, for a variety of reasons, have no family or others to care for them. On Sunday, April 8th, Pastor Chris Smith, Coordinator of the Friends of Huruma will be our guest preacher. Friends of Huruma will help provide care for the children of the Huruma Centre through mutual relationship, prayer, financial support, and programs that enrich the lives of the children.
The generosity of the members of Prince of Peace in support of our partnership with Bomalang’ombe is truly inspiring. We’ve shared your gifts in so many ways with our partners in Tanzania. At our dinner in November we were honored to have Bishop Gaville and his wife Pamela as our guests.
Deb Mundinger was one of those who traveled from Prince of Peace to Tanzania this past fall as they visited our partner congregation in the village of Bomalang’ombe. Deb always had her camera close at hand and took, literally, thousands of pictures of the groups travels throughout the country. She has now compiled many of her images and published them in a photo journal alongside some reflections from the trip. A copy of the bound journal, entitled “Bwana Asifiwe,” is available to be viewed in the library at Prince of Peace.