Tanzania is a needy, yet peaceful country. There is an atmosphere of freedom of religion. While the country has avoided many of the issues that have plagued other countries in the area, it is still lacking vibrant economic paradigm and so there is still much poverty and need.
The project at Kilangala Mission was founded fifty years ago by missionaries from Holland, but when they left much of the work stopped and dwindled to practically nothing. Then a man named Moses Siame was led of the Lord to revitalize the project. His long-time friend is our ICCM Board member and he visited Kilangala Mission and caught the vision of this project. ICCM joined in several co-operative projects.
- The first one was called “Power up Kilangala” that brought electricity to the hospital and the surrounding villages.
- Then ICCM provided the pipes for the Pure Water Project which was a vital part of bringing clean water to the projects and the surrounding village.
- We have also bought much needed medical supplies and medicine for the hospital at the Kilangala mission, which is the only medical facility in the region.
- The Children’s Home is currently caring for several orphans and abandoned children (7 at this time). Most of these are AIDs orphans and require medical attention. Albino twins, Stella and Gustave, have come to the orphanage because Albinos are hunted in this area of Africa for their body parts. (see: https://globalnews.ca/news/3337232/tanzanian-albino-children-attacked-for-body-parts-used-in-witchcraft-seek-care-in-us/) These children are also receiving daily care, including food, adult supervision and loving attention, and other necessary requirements. A competent staff is looking after them on a full time basis. These children are also being taught the ways of Christ and ICCM has provided funds for the needs of the children. Recently, the children’s home was damaged in an earthquake. ICCM is now actively involved in the rebuilding of a home for them.
- ICCM is also involved in the church and spiritual outreach project by supplying Bibles and Christian literature.
This past year, Aron and Gina Siame, a couple from this area of Tanzania completed their studies in Canada and have returned to Kilangala area as our personnel. Gina will be working with the Children’s Project and Aron will be working in the Agricultural program and assisting Moses in administration.