Global Vision

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." -- Acts 1:8


“Agree with God, and be at peace; in this way good will come to you.” Job 22:21

The North Eastern Diocese (NED) has been in companionship with Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod for more than nearly 3 decades in proclaiming the Word of God and in praying for each other. The NED covers the Tanga Region in Tanzania and has 75 parishes. We look forward to welcoming to our assembly the Rt. Rev. Dr. Msafiri Joseph Mbilu, Bishop and the Rev. Michael Mlondakwelo Kanju, Dean.

The Diocese’s core mission is proclaiming the Word of God all around its community and to the outside world. There is rapid growth of membership in every church and there is always a need for a new church building as the numbers of members increase rapidly. In the last two years the Diocese has opened 11 new parishes. In opening these new parishes, Pastors are able to effectively perform their duties.

In Tanzania there are many students who for different reasons are not able to go to the University. The Diocese has hence opened a Technical Training Institute where such students can attend and end up with a diploma or certificate in fields like Pharmaceutical Studies, Education, Eco Tourism, Special Needs Education, Church Music etc.

Social services are available to many vulnerable groups including women, the aged, children and people of various disabilities.

Other ministries of the Diocese are:

Bumbuli Hospital,

Lutindi Mental Hospital,

Irente Children’s home, this is a home for the Orphans,

Irente School of the Blind

Irente Rainbow School

Bumbuli College of Health and Allied Sciences.