Tanzania is poised for a great in-gathering of Muslims!

Like so many other nations in Africa, Islam is expanding rapidly in Tanzania. Currently, 21 million people in Tanzania are Muslims, which
represent nearly 40% of the country’s population.
Islam is growing exponentially due to several factors. For instance, the island region of Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania, is 96% Islamic. The nation has also seen an increase of Muslim immigrants from India and several Arab nations. In predominately Christian areas, Islam is investing significant financial resources into the economy and educational system. Ultimately, the evangelistic nature of Islam is pushing toward majority control of the country.

Two evangelists speaking at the 2019 Jonah Initiative training in Tanzania.

For the church, this represents both a challenge and an opportunity. Barnabas Mtokambali, the Assemblies of God Bishop of Tanzania, declared: “Islam is a critical issue now to the country and the AG church must have a strategy to reach them with the gospel.” Without a doubt, the answer to the rise of Islam is a church that arises in prayer and proclamation of the gospel. The spiritual battle with Islam requires the use of spiritual weapons!

The leadership of Tanzania understands the spiritual necessity of the Jumaa Prayer Fellowship. During the training we conducted, the evangelists and pastors dedicated time for intense prayer and fasting. They prayed intensively for God to open doors for them to share the gospel with the Muslims of Tanzania.

Global Initiative director Mark Brink with trainees

During the month of February, we ask that you join us in focused intercession for the church in Tanzania. Specifically, pray for the following breakthroughs:
(1) That a prayer movement for Muslims (Jumaa Prayer Fellowship) will grow within the church;
(2) That Tanzanian believers will boldly share the gospel with Muslims in their communities; and
(3) That God will call Tanzanian believers to go as missionaries to Muslim areas where no church exists. Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but laborers are few.” Let’s pray earnestly for more laborers to reach the Muslims in Tanzania.

Global Initiative team with two trainees at the 2019 Jonah Initiative training in Tanzania.

Thank you for continuing to partner with us through your faithful financial generosity. Your gifts are making a difference in seeing Muslims come to faith in Christ. The Holy Spirit is awakening and empowering the Church to reach Muslims with the gospel.

May the Lord bless you, your family, and the lives you are touching with the love of Christ!

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