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
The leadership of the SELVD hosted a two days instructional forum for the directors, pastors, district secretary, evangelists and deacons. It is held in Mwadui Lutheran Secondary School social hall. This was an opportunity for fellowship and education. Districts represented included Ebenezer Parish Cathedral, West District (Kahama), South West District (Ushetu), Msalala District, Eastern District
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.