Missionaries from Tanzania to visit Conference churches

 Sign up now to host our two missionaries: May 7, 11, or 15!

Two of the missionaries that the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference supports will be coming stateside beginning May 5, 2012: The Rev. Mutwale NtamboWa Mushidi and Kabaka Ndala Alphonsine. “During their time here, they will be open to sharing with local churches what the Lord is doing through them aided by the monetary resources the conference provides. Mutwale Ntambo Wa Mushidi serves as the director of church development and evangelism in Tanzania as well as the superintendent of the Dar es Salaam District. His wife is also a United Methodist missionary serving as coordinator of women’s activities and training in Tanzania as well as director of a UM preschool in Dar es Salaam.

Here are the dates that are still available:
 
May 7 available the whole day.
May 10 available for the evening.
May 11 Available for the whole day.
May 15 Available for the whole day.
Please sign up by contacting Rev.David. J. Davis at dnavdave@juno.com or 215-510-3793.

They will be present for a missionary moment on Thursday evening, May 17, of annual conference and will be present on May 18 as well.

The Rev. Mutwale Ntambo Wa Mushidi is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United  Methodist Church serving as director of church development and evangelism for the United Methodist Church in Tanzania.  He is also the superintendent of the Dar es Salaam District and the legal representative in Tanzania of the bishop of North Katanga in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

The North Katanga Conference, where Rev. Wa Mushidi was ordained and holds membership, pioneered the United Methodist work in Tanzania starting in the early 1990s. The church in Tanzania is now moving toward annual conference status.  He says that his primary function “is to proclaim Christ to the world while working for God’s reign of grace, peace, and justice.”  Mutwale is an evangelist, church planter and builder, and community developer. He ministers to persons of all ages and genders, including refugees. He and his wife, Kabaka Ndala Alphosine, also a missionary, work together in providing Christian education and health information, especially related to HIV/AIDS.  The church in Tanzania is growing and reaching out. “People are changing according to God’s word; refugees are being consoled,” he says.  Mutwale has served in Tanzania since 1992, when the North Katanga Annual Conference sent several evangelists and their families there. “It was hard for us, a sacrifice for our families,” Mutwale recalls. “I knew God was moving through my ministry because we did not stop the mission; God was encouraging us.” He became a missionary with Global Ministries in 1999.

Read more: http://www.umcmission.org/Explore-Our-Work/Missionaries-in-Service/Missionary-Profiles/Wa-Mushidi-Mutwale-Ntambo

Kabaka Ndala Alphonsine is a United Methodist missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries assigned as coordinator of women’s activities and training for the United Methodist Church in Tanzania and director of

the United Methodist preschool in Dar es Salaam.  “My function,” she says, “is to proclaim Christ to the world while striving for God’s reign of grace, peace, and justice.” Her work includes Christian education and health education, especially concerning HIV/AIDS.  Kabaka and her husband, the Rev. Mutwale Ntambo Wa Mushidi, also a missionary, have been in Tanzania since 1992. Over the years, Kabaka has assisted refugees and worked closely with her husband in evangelization, church planting, and caring for the developing church community.  The church in Tanzania has become firmly rooted since it began through mission outreach by the North Katanga Annual Conference in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Kabaka is from North Katanga and has seen United Methodism in Tanzania flourish and move toward annual conference status. Rev. Wa Mushidi, an ordained elder in North Katanga Annual Conference, is the legal representative of the North Katanga bishop in Tanzania and district superintendent in Dar Es Salaam.  The couple has four daughters: Muloko Ntambo, born in 1982; Malale Ngoy, 1984; Mukalay, 1989; and Wilma Ndala, 2002: and two sons: Kita, born in 1987; and Mwenze, 1993.

Supporting Conferences: Eastern Pennsylvania Annual ConferenceGreater New Jersey Annual Conference

Read more: http://www.umcmission.org/Explore-Our-Work/Missionaries-in-Service/Missionary-Profiles/Alphonsine-Kabaka-Ndala