Tanzania (UK) Trust
one of the charities that the PCC supports regularly
This charity, started in 2010, is based on a shared friendship between Christians at Mottram Evangelical Church with Christians in Dodoma, Tanzania, which began in 1990. Its major projects are with Samson Mkuyu’s Tanzanian Assemblies of God Church in Dodoma, and the church plants that they have started. This includes well drilling for water to support the church and community, and more recently, practical and financial support for the building of a health centre there. In Mwanza the church plant also includes work with orphans.
The roof finally goes on to the new Health Centre, and it starts to look more like the architect’s drawing! Soon, a doctor and nurse will be moving in to work with the volunteers that are being trained – providing health education and care, to prevent so, so, so much needless suffering and death.
Ruth Chorley, chairman of the trust, says “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.
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.”
“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.”
To find out more about this charity, visit http://tanzaniauk.org.uk/