My previous post refers to those who were impacted through TAFES as students 20-30 years ago, after which they graduated and went on to have ‘shining’ lives. In campus ministry, it may be some time before we begin to see the full effects of today’s work! What then can be […]
On the weekend I had the privilege of witnessing the 31st AGM of TAFES Tanzania and its second national Leadership Training Seminar. TAFES is a Christian organisation working with Tanzanian university and college campuses. The Tanzanian higher education sector had 259,266 students enrolled for the 2020-21 academic year, with about […]
A friend shared this and I really enjoyed it — lots of layers, with messages for everyone. Nazif short film on Facebook The description from the producer, Film Lab Kenya, reads: Nazif is a man of Muslim background and the father of Aisha, his four year old beautiful yet hyperactive […]
In 2017, Tanzania Fellowship of Evangelical Students (TAFES) held several new events for associates (graduates of the ministry). At September’s Reunion Dinner in Dar es Salaam, one of the speakers was Joshua Wathang’a, a former General Secretary of FOCUS Kenya. He issued a serious challenge. There is no shortage of Christians […]
An mzungu tends to stand out in Tanzania. He dresses practically and comfortably, and that puts most of his clothing at odds with local dress. Trekking gear or travel wear? So dull and baggy. Big, roomy shirts for staying cool? How unpolished. Surf sandals, sneakers, backpacks? All unusual or shabby, […]
Updated with new videos, June 2015. The pambio is a popular style of song in East Africa, and it’s the music we’ve been singing here in Dodoma. A pambio is a short chorus in call-and-response format. Sounds simple, right? But these could be the sounds of revival: deceptively simple phrases combined […]
What if a generation of a nation’s leaders were living for Jesus? We’re spending the next 10 years working with university students in Dodoma, Tanzania’s new education capital.