Kigoma Baptist Hospital, located in the Western corner of Tanzania along the Congolese border, serves some of the country’s most impoverished and unreached people. Every day patients and family members pass through the doors of Kigoma Baptist Hospital seeking care and treatment. With 125 inpatient beds and more than 150 outpatients daily, opportunities abound to share the good news and to encourage those in God’s family. Though the hospital is financially sound, a reasonable level of subsidy is required to be the hands of Christ, offering affordable health care to the nation’s most needy. The hospital has an endowment with the Baptist Foundation of $382,000 and the interest from this principal allows the hospital to receive some limited, perpetual income that cannot be mismanaged. Our desire is to increase the principal to $1,000,000, thus increasing the hospital’s annual income. Your gift to increase the fund will continually contribute to the needs of the hospital and the thousands of Tanzanians served here, bearing fruit for years to come. The recurring impact of your gift makes this Lottie Moon challenge opportunity unique. Rather than giving a one-time gift to meet a one-time need, this gift will meet needs at the hospital and help the people of Tanzania for years to come.
From its inception, Kigoma Baptist Hospital has been an effective tool for evangelism and church planting because of its location in the heart of lostness in the Kigoma/Ujiji area. A large Muslim population exists in the area from the influence of the Arab slave trade. (Ujiji was a hub for the slave trade.) During treatment, patients experience compassionate care and the truth of the gospel in action and words. Each person is prayed for, and spiritual follow-up is made available to those who indicate interest. Prayerfully consider giving today to supporting the future of the Kigoma Baptist Hospital.
From the jagged Atlas Mountains to the vast Sahara Desert and the wildlife of the Serengeti, Africa is unrivaled for natural beauty and the hospitality of her people. Most Sub-Saharan Africans live hand-to-mouth, surviving on what they can harvest and herd, but regardless of status or wealth, most Africans share a common bond in community, family, and tribe.
Home to 2,500 ethnic groups, the region once characterized by sweeping poverty is redefining itself with bustling economies and technological enterprise. Eleven of the twenty-five fastest-growing global cities are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Whether urban-or-village dwellers, though, many Africans still try to manipulate spiritual powers through charms, sacrifices, and divination. The hope of the gospel is desperately needed.
African believers are catching a vision for sharing their faith. Sub-Saharan Africa is poised to become a tremendous missionary-sending force. Ask God to fan the flames of evangelism and cover Africa with his glory.