Trip to Tanzania
Catalyst is working to support, equip, and raise up leaders in dozens of nations around the world. In this blog article, Andy Johnston gives us an update on his recent trip to encourage our friends in Tanzania.
It is two years since I was last in the beautiful country of Tanzania and this time I was largely based in Arusha, an area in the north of the country which is dominated by Mount Kilimanjaro. It was wonderful to take a team of 4 people (the other members of the team were Andrew Hill and Tom Williams from KCC Southampton and Chris Large from ChristChurch Hailsham).
We started the trip with a three day conference. In my naivety I had imagined that Arusha was a small town. In fact, it is a city of over a million people in which our friend Jonathan Kyando has a number of friends who are beginning to look to him for apostolic leadership. Jonathan is also planting a church in the city and they have just acquired a building so the conference was well timed. We were very well received and I expect that many of the pastors will want to connect to us through Jonathan. I spoke mainly from Acts 19-20 and Ephesians 1-4 about apostolic ministry and how it works and sought to paint a picture of the glorious Church that Jesus is building.