Training Leaders in Tanzania

This week, I have had the privilege to spend time with our ministry partners in Arusha, Tanzania. What an amazing work happening here! The ministry here is a wonderful example of how to do community development based out of the local church. After planting the church over 10 years ago, Vernon and Mary Smith along with their local leaders and ministry team, have started a primary school and community clinic. The school and clinic serve the immediate community around them, but people also come from all over Arusha to attend the school and receive medical care from the clinic. It has been a real privilege to work with the leaders here and be a small part of their ministry.

I’ve been facilitating a leadership development workshop with the teachers of the school. Most of the training has been on personal leadership skills and working as a team. The teachers here are dedicated and care deeply about their students. They are bright and are learning to work together to accomplish the mission of the school, which is to educate the next generation of leaders in Tanzania.

Leading a leadership training for the school staff.

Leading a training for the school staff.

No trip to Arusha is complete without a stop at Khan's - auto parts store by day, chicken on the bonnet by night. Here we are with Mr. Khan.

No trip to Arusha is complete without a stop at Khan’s BBQ – auto parts store by day, chicken on the bonnet by night. Here we are with Mr. Khan.

One thought on “Training Leaders in Tanzania

  1. Hey Lauren, thank for the updates. Sounds like a good model of the church identifying the needs of the community and then serving them. The American church should do this much more often.

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