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Tanzania

After gaining independence from Britain, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the Republic of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule ended in 1995 with the country’s first democratic multi-party elections since the 1970s.

Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world. Families depend heavily on agriculture for their income. The rapid spread of HIV/AIDS threatens to destabilise the country’s social and economic fabric. Other major health problems include poor nutrition, malaria, tuberculosis, dysentery and leprosy.

Country Facts
  • Region: Africa
  • Capital: Dodoma
  • Population: 56.8 million
  • Area: 947,300 km2
  • Religions: Roman Catholic 29.4%, Muslim 29.2%, Protestant 16.8%, ethnic religions 16.1%
  • Languages: Swahili, English, Arabic, many local languages

Missionaries In Tanzania

Mike and Katie Taylor

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Arthur and Tamie Davis

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Judith Calf

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Kevin and Karen Flanagan

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Elizabeth Burns

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Matthew and Samantha Archer

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Glen and Dominique Turner

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Geoff and Martha Boye

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Prayer Points

  • Pray for opportunities to proclaim Jesus in majority-Muslim areas of Tanzania, and pray for peace between Christians and Muslims.

  • Pray that God would sustain the families left behind when students travel to study at Munguishi Bible College.

  • Pray that God would provide committed Christians to work at St John’s University long term.

  • Pray that God would raise up more staff for TAFES.

  • Pray that young people in Tanzania would be captivated by God’s grace.

  • Pray that churches in Tanzania would clearly proclaim the truth of the Bible and that it would have a positive impact on Tanzanian society.

  • Pray that the Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades would reach further into Tanzanian society, impacting their communities for good.

Mission Opportunities in Tanzania