The DMK Kiteto Tanzania Link
last updated on: 11th Mar 2013
Since 1982 the Diocese of Leicester has been building a now well-established relationship with the Dioceses of Mount Kilimanjaro and Kiteto in Tanzania. If you would like to know more, contact Revd Richard Worsfold, Chairman of the Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following links provide information about the key aspects of our partnership and how it is organised. This will help you to understand the background to our link, its needs and developments and what we are trying to do. In Kiteto, the current focus is on building the capacity of the Kiteto Christian College to train and educate the next generation of Tanzanians. In DMK, Munguishi Bible College is the centre for giving high quality training to new pastors who will be at the forefront of church planting in the diocese.
This years Lent Appeal is again in support of our Link Diocese in Tanzania. You can find out more on the dedicated Link Appeal page
The video above details Bishop Tim's visit to Tanzania in August 2012 but you can also listen to the Bishops reflections recorded during his visit
Ideas for the 2013 Lent Appeal
Richard Meredith, Secretary of the Link Committee has devised and used a 45 minute all-age service, at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Loughborough, which he is happy to share.
It centres on the DVD of last summer's visit to DMK and DK. It has been mailed to every incumbent but you can view it above, on this site, go to the ‘Appeals’ page or buy it from St Martin’s House
The service divides the DVD into 3 parts.
It also uses the words and music of ‘Asante Sana Jesu’ in Swahili and English.
It adapts the words of an African canticle.
It includes a responsive reading based on I Corinthians 12, adapted for our link.
It also encourages ‘audience participation’ as a way to think of ways in which we can support our link. Richard was encouraged by the responses and ideas coming from everybody.
There is nothing copyright about it so please contact Richard and he will send you his service as an attachment. Contact him on – email@example.com
Hunger Lunches, Marathons and on radio too.
Canon Chris Oxley says that things are moving on well for Kiteto and DMK in ‘darkest south Leicestershire’ (The Avon Swift benefice).
So far, two weeks of Hunger lunches at the Rectory, for Lent, have already raised £130. Last year about £300 was sent for the Bishop's Appeal. This year should be considerably higher. The Lent Hunger Lunch is linked with a teaching course. Last week nine people looked at the Apostles' Creed and more have shown interest in future sessions...
Brian, a member of the PCC at Stanford, is running a marathon around all the 11 churches of the benefice on 6 April. Half the money raised will be for the Bishop's Appeal and the other half to do some important work in Stanford church to enable us to welcome visitors. With any luck this’ll be on the radio too. Watch this space.
Our Reader in the benefice is also going to do part of the run with Brian
Canon Oxley has just done 4 assemblies at Lutterworth College on the theme of Lent and spoken to approximately 600 students about his son Simeon's experience of visiting children in Kiteto and emphasised the Bishop's Appeal.
They are now able to concentrate on developing mission across the Benefice. They want to think about how to heighten local engagement with DMK/Kiteto rather than just at Lent. This could include inviting a Tanzanian priest to spend some time in the Benefice. There are 4 church primary schools and excellent entry into Lutterworth College, as well as the 11 parishes. Visitors would have a considerable impact upon the churches.
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