As missionaries, our first priority is to take the Gospel to small Moslem villages. We have lived in Tanzania since 1987 and have held numerous children’s campaigns in many different parts of Tanzania. We have a trailer and we bring our own equipment such as platform, a generator and sound equipment.

 

There are a vast number of villages, and though we would like to go to all of them, it is an impossible task. We still haven’t been to the same place twice.

 

We have built a school called “Amani Nursery and Primary School” for 500 students. Recently it was handed over to the Africans for them to run it independently.

 

We have in 2012 built another school “Tumaini”, which currently has 280 students.

 

We also built a home for vulnerable children, which at present accommodates 30 children.

 

We have built a church in the slums of Arusha. In the morning hours the building is used for pre-school children and has 97 pupils. In the afternoons there is a sewing class for women with AIDS in the building.

 

We have built a church in the Masai district, and we bring food to the poor people, who have no food. We also dug five wells for the Masais.

 

We built a church in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam. In this area, young students cried out for a church. The church started in April, 2009 from scratch with only the pastor, his wife and their three daughters. In July of the same year 85 people gathered for an ordinary service.

 

We have built houses for all our co-workers, to provide them with a good place to live. Salaries are not high in Tanzania, so our goal is to give all our co-workers a place to live in the future. We also pay for their children’s schooling as well as their medical bills.

 

That way, we feel we have done all we can for them. When we leave for good, they will have a roof over their heads, and do not need to worry about a high rent.

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Vi har netop besøgt en ekstrem fattig familie. De bor kun 19. km fra hvor vi bor og det virker næsten uvirkeligt,  Dear friends, 
We just visited an extremely poor family. They live only 19 km from where we live and its almost unreal, at nogen bor under så kummerlige forhold.

Vores præst fortalte os om denne familie og bad os tage ud og besøge dem i håb om, at vi kan hjælpe dem. Det er en familie med 7 børn. Den ældste er ikke med på billedet, da han bor hos noget andet familie og går i sec. skole. Den yngste er en baby på kun 3 uger.     Nogle kristne har samlet penge ind til familien, så de kunne få et bedre sted at bo (jordhytte). De flyttede ind i huset for ca. en uge siden.   Ugen før de flyttede havde de haft en skrækkelig oplevelse. Der var kommet en stor slange ind i hytten, som sad oppe ved loftet og kravlede ned på gulvet da manden slog efter den. Nede på gulvet lå alle børnene og sov, så manden råbte og skreg og fik børnene vækket og jaget ud og så slog han slangen ihjel. Men det havde været en rigtig uhyggelig oplevelse for familien. Deres gamle hytte var så utæt, så det var nemt for slanger og andet kryb at komme ind.   Se lige deres toilet, som også bliver anvendt til at tage et bad (hvis de overhovedet får bad). Især en af drengene var helt askegrå, da der er tørke i området og jorden er som pulver og det støver meget.     De ejer ingen møbler overhovedet kun 4 spande, som vi kunne sidde på. Det var hvad der var af møbler i stuen. De havde en smal seng på hvert værelse. Faderen sov sammen med drengene i den ene seng og moderen med pigerne. Der var ingen madrasser i sengene, så de sover direkte på sengebunden.     Manden var meget stille og sagde næsten ingenting. Vi troede i starten at han fejlede noget, men vi tror nærmere at det er en depression. Men da manden så hvad vi havde med i bilen til dem, livede han helt op og begyndte at snakke. Vi havde taget 100 kg. majs med, samt noget ris, sukker og bønner. De troede ikke deres egne øjne, da de så at der var mad til dem.   Selv de helt små hjalp til med at bære. Vi kunne ikke køre op til deres hytte, så vi måtte parkere bilen et stykke derfra og gå resten af vejen. Da vi kom op til hytten igen, skyndte drengene sig at finde brænde, for nu skulle der laves mad på åbent bål. Det var så tydeligt at se, hvor sultne de var. Vand havde de heller ikke, det skulle hentes et godt stykke fra deres hus.     Vi kunne godt tænke os at hjælpe denne familie med 2 køjesenge og 6 madrasser, samt nogle tæpper. Skoleuniformer og sko til de tre store børn, som går i en kommuneskole. En sæk majs koster 275 kr. En køjeseng koster 700 kr. 2x700= 1400 kr. En madras koster 250 kr. 6x250= 1500 kr. Et tæppe 45 kr. x 7 = 315 kr. Skoleuniform og sko til et barn koster ca. 200 kr. Til tre børn bliver det 3x200=600 kr.   Dette er en familie, som vi gerne vil hjælpe. Vi er meget rørte over denne situation og håber vi kan give dem et løft til at komme videre.   Hvis der er nogle som har lyst at hjælpe os igen, så kan I sende pengene til vores missionskonto og pengene er fradragsberettiget, hvis du sender dit personnr. til vores kasser, får du fradrag. Hvis Willy vores kasser allerede har fået din person nummer går det automatisk, at det bliver trukket fra.

  Mailadressen: Betania Kirkecenters Ydremission, Willy Højgård: ymission@betania.dk Bankkontonr: Reg. Nr. 9712 Kontonr. 07 41 79 30 75 Mobil pay nr. 16822 Øremærk pengene MBU TZ ”fattig familie”. Hvis du ønsker at være med så send os en mail og vi vil gå i gang med det samme.   Kærlig hilsen og knuser fra Torkild og Tabitha..that someone can live in such poor conditions.

Our pastor told us about this family and asked us if we could go out there to visit them in the hope that we could help them. It’s a family with 7 children. The oldest is not in the picture as he is living with another family and is in secondary school. The youngest is a baby only 3 weeks old.     Some of the other Christian church members had collected money for the family so that they could get a better place to live (dirt house). They moved into the new house a week ago.   The week before they moved into the house something horrible happened. A hug snake had come into the hut and it sat up in the ceiling and climbed down on the floor when the man tried to hit it. On the floor all the children lay sleeping so the man was yelling and woke the children and got them out of the house so he could kill the snake. It was a very traumatic experience for the family. Their old hut was so leaky that it was easy for the snake and other things to come inside.   Look at their toilet which also is used for taking a shower (if they even get showers). Especially the boys were so ash grey as it is so dry in the area and the soil is like powder and it there is dust everywhere.     They had no furniture at all only 4 buckets we could sit on. That is all the furniture they had in their living room. They had a narrow bed in each of the 2 rooms. The father slept with the boys in the same bed and the mother with the girls. There was no mattress in the beds, so they were lying directly on the springs.     The man was so quiet and said almost nothing. We thought in the beginning that something was wrong with him, but we now think it was more of a depression. But when the man saw what we had in the car he perked up and started to talk. We had 100kg of maize with us in the car and rice, sugar and beans. They couldn´t believe their eyes when they say all that food.   Even the little kids helped carry. We could not drive to the hut, so we had to park a way away and walk the rest. When we came up to the hut again the boys were quick to find firewood because it was time to cook food on the open fire. It was so evident to see how hungry they were. Water they didn´t have either and had to walk quite a way to get it.     We would really like to help this family with 2 bunk beds, 6 mattresses, and some blankets. School uniforms and shoes for the 3 older children that are at the public school. A sack of maize cost 275kr. A bunk bed is 700kr 2x700=1400kr A mattress cost 250kr 6x250=1500kr Blankets 45kr 7x45=315kr. School uniforms and shoes will be around 200kr pr child. For 3 children 3x200=600kr.   This is a family we would like to help. We were very touched by their situation and hope that together we can give them a lift to move on.   If anyone would like to help us again you can send the money to our missions account in Denmark.

  Please send me an email if you want to support the project “poor family”!   IBAN Account: DK 7097 1207 4179 3075 Swift/Bic code: JYSPDK2G Den Jyske Sparekasse, Borgergade 3, 7200 Grindsted Account holder: Betania Kirkecenters Ydremission Information: Tabitha and Torkild Jensen   Love Tabitha and Torkild. [post_title] => Fattig familiePoor family. [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => fattig-familie [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-09-27 12:48:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-09-27 10:48:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://mission-tanzania.dk/?p=4752 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

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