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
Lutheran Bishop in Tanzania speaks up against the persecution of people with albinism ARUSHA, Tanzania/GENEVA | 24/3/2017 (LWI) – For members of one Lutheran diocese in Tanzania, there is no place for the persecution of people with albinism – an affliction that blights not only their community and country but others in Africa. Bishop
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.
Sharon Hyde Christ the King, Memphis Albinos are called Zeroo, Zeroo or “ghost people”. In Tanzania, it is estimated 1 in 1400 births are albino compared to the USA where it is 1 in 20K. The Tanzania Government estimates there are over 300K albinos in Tanzania. The albinos have terrible skin sores and the sunburns