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Covenant Missionary





Our Covenant Missionary is Kabaka N. Alphonsine, who serves in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as director of women’s activities and training for the United Methodist Church in Tanzania and director of the United Methodist preschool for orphans in Dar es Salaam. Kabaka’s husband, Rev. Mutwale Wa Mushidi, serves as director of church development and evangelism for the United Methodist Church of Tanzania.


We are so pleased to report that the construction projects are moving forward on the 15 acres of land in Southwest Dar es Salaam.  For the most recent UMC of Tanzania Newsletter (September to December 2020), including pictures of the building projects on the UMC of Tanzania Conference Center Complex, please click this link: 

Newsletter from Rev. Mutwale

Tanzania Hope Center (Tanzania UMC Conference Center)

  • 15 acres in Southwest Dar es Saleem
  • UMCOR funded drilling a water well
  • Three Construction Projects are established:
  1. The Guest House and Kitchen – completed and awaiting electrical hookup after government inspection
  2. The Secondary School – completed and the school is open to students as of January 18, 2021!
  3. The Preschool School – under construction
  • There is ongoing need for financial assistance. Additional building projects include Sanctuary, Church Office, Primary School, Women’s Training School, Health Center, and Orphanage.  

We are privileged to financially support Kabaka and her projects through the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries:

 Transforming individual lives and whole communities!


History of Tanzania United Methodist Church:

The United Methodist Church North Katanga Episcopal area under Bishop Ngoy Kimba Wakadilo from Democratic Republic of Congo initiated an Evangelism project in 1989 to develop the church in neighboring Tanzania. Six pastors including Rev. Mutwale Wa Mushidi were sent in 1992 with their families to minister in Tanzania. To this day, the mission has established 83 United Methodist Congregations. Throughout the church ministry in Tanzania, the mission has undergone a lot of difficulties related to financial shortages.

Greater New Jersey is now in covenant with the UMC of Tanzania, facilitating the Tanzania Pastor’s Leadership Development School and raising funds to construct other buildings at the Tanzania Hope Center, including a Health Clinic and an Orphanage with Primary and Secondary Schools!  St. Andrew UMC is committed to continuing our financial support. 

100% of your donations reach the project!



  1. Guest House: to provide housing for volunteer groups, workers, and guests.
  2. Schools: for orphans who have no means to attend school.
  3. Health Clinic: to provide medical care for underserved area.
  4. Sanctuary: to provide a worship center and multi-use space for training and seminars
  5. Conference Offices: for bishop’s representative, the superintendent, and staff

Thank you, St. Andrew UMC, for your generous financial and prayer support of the Tanzania United Methodist Church over the past nine years!  With your continued generosity, we hope to be part of the ongoing projects in Tanzania.  For more information about the Tanzania UMC and our St. Andrew connection, contact Missions Coordinator, Lucy DeBarge, through the church office.