Love Tanzania Festival to create ongoing Gospel opportunities

By June 29, 2012

Tanzania (MNN) — The Luis Palau Association is still praising God for the success of their recent Sacramento Festival. At the same time, they ministry is focusing its eyes on taking the festival across the world to Africa.

Tanzania is filled with need for the Gospel message. The Joshua Project says only about 18% of the nation is evangelical Christian, and the level of hopelessness can run high. Over 40% of Tanzanians are under the age of 14, the HIV/AIDS rate is among the top ten worst of the world, and poverty grips most in the country.

This August, however, thousands of Tanzanians will have the opportunity to hear about and trust a God of hope at the Love Tanzania Festival.

Business and civic leaders will collaborate with the local church and the Palau team to bless Dar es Salaam, Tanzania through a citywide campaign, culminating in a free festival on August 11-12 at Jangwani Grounds.

A team of volunteers from the U.S., the U.K., and Latin America will facilitate a week of service projects and community outreaches. Festival organizers are planning medical clinics to provide free eye glasses to thousands of people in need. Play for Hope, a team of soccer players from Rwanda, will host soccer clinics for children and youth.

Andrew Palau will share his powerful testimony and the Good News of Christ.

"This festival will involve hundreds of churches," Bishop Tibanenason said of the campaign. "This is our chance to reach our friends, neighbors, and communities with the life-changing love of Jesus. We are excited to be working and praying together to see this happen."

Tanzania is in need of Christ. Pray for the Love Tanzania Festival, and learn more about it here.

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