Pray for Tanzanians to See, Hear, and Receive God’s Word

The life-changing message of the Bible is reaching people living in eight remote regions in Tanzania

“Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so…” Many will recall these lyrics to the song “Jesus Loves Me” from childhood—a byproduct of growing up hearing the name Jesus.

But many people living in remote regions in Tanzania have never heard a song or seen a Bible verse to assure them of the depths of God’s love for them. There are many language, literacy, and resource barriers between Tanzanians and the Bible’s message of eternal life.

A written Bible is not immediately accessible to people from the oral cultures of the eight rural regions of Kagera, Kigoma, Manyara, Arusha, Dodoma, Iringa, Singida, and Morogoro in Tanzania. And since many families in these regions live on less than one dollar a day, they typically cannot afford to purchase Scripture materials for themselves.

God’s Word comes Alive

The End-to-End ministry, implemented by the Bible Society of Tanzania and supported by American Bible Society prayer and financial partners, is impacting Tanzanians in these eight rural regions through relevant, tangible innovations. The End-to-End ministry shares God’s Word with oral cultures through the JESUS film and an audio Bible in their heart language, and it places God’s Word in the hands of those who cannot afford it on their own.

Through End-to-End ministry, communities in Tanzania will:

  • Be introduced to Jesus through the JESUS film, which tells the story of Christ as based on the Gospel of Luke
  • Hear Audio Scriptures broadcast in their heart language to small groups, in partnership with Faith Comes by Hearing, and
  • Receive personal copies of the Bible, if at least one family member is literate

This year alone, 24,000 people within eight rural regions in Tanzania are projected to encounter God’s Word in their heart language.

Will you join us in praying that people living in remote areas in Tanzania will receive and be transformed by God’s Word through the End-to-End Ministry?


Pray with us:

Father, thank you for the work you’re doing through the End-to-End ministry to reach remote regions in Tanzania with your Word. Please provide the necessary resources for the expansion of this ministry to the regions of Kagera, Kigoma, Manyara, Arusha, Dodoma, Iringa, Singida, and Morogoro, so that thousands more meet and respond to you. We pray for the power of your Word to bring spiritual transformation and vitality throughout Tanzania. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

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Kanita Benson
Kanita Benson

Kanita Benson is a Prayer Mobilization Associate at American Bible Society. Originally from Houston, TX, she, with her family relocated to the City of Brotherly Love, where she was raised and now calls home. She lives a life of fiery passion for global ministry, serving as a vocalist, speaker, worship leader, ministry leader, mobilizer and cross-cultural missionary; completely fulfilled in carrying out the Great Commission, serving abroad & advocating for women & children in displacement in East Africa. She enjoys adding stamps to her passport, trying new cuisine & working it off in the gym, cooking, reading & spending time in uncontrollable laughter with loved ones.

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