Deaconesses have become an active participant ministry in the South East of Lake Victoria Diocese (SELVD). Recently the focus of these women has broadened to include a number of components. Deaconesses Lilian Makala, Stella Matary, Esther Mangesho and Linda Funke are working on the Community Health Evangelism program. Esther is the coordinator for that program
Three Albino girls sponsored by Judith Irwin, of Murphy, NC, under Diaconia Department at South East of Lake Victoria Diocese led by Deaconesses Matrida Sanga started Decoration class at Vocational Education Training Authority. The three girls are Thabitha Japhet Ichoma, Liku Mathias Masunga and Sumaiya Hilaly. These girls are from Shinyanga and Simiyu Regions.
Raising up Church Workers in Tanzania The Reporter Online/LCMS “Today we give thanks to God,” the Rev. Dr. Timothy Quill said March 14, “as we celebrate the graduation of the first pastoral and deaconess classes from the Bishop Makala Training Center” in Tanzania. The next day, 21 new pastoral candidates were ordained and seven deaconesses
Since Tanzania is experiencing a phenomenal growth in Christianity and specifically in the Lutheran Church, the need to train deaconesses is great. Women are eager to serve the Lord and to be trained to use their talents. We currently need training opportunities for 62 deaconesses. We need to have a Diaconal training center. Many women