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THREE LUTHERAN PARISHES INAUGURATED

Bishop Dr Abednego Keshomshahara inaugurated three new parishes in the NWD. Read More...

RIP GEORGINA KATABARO

The 30th July 2022 was saddened by the funeral of Ms Georgina Katabaro, which took place in her home village of Kitobo-Kashasha parish. Read More...

 

THE PASTORAL VISITATION HAS ELECTRIFIED SPIRITUAL RAPPORTS IN MISENYI

From 22nd to 24th, the office of the bishop organized a pastoral visit in the Kaskazini B church district. Read More...

 

CONGRATULATED AFTER HIS RETIREMENT

On 24th July 2022 the Bishop of the NWD had his pastoral visit to the Cathedral in Bukoba. Read More...

 WATER AT DISPOSAL

Water project has been inaugurated at ELCT Ngando Centre for Children and Youth development, which is located at Ngando congregation and owned by, Read More...

 CONFERRED A DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

The 27th May, 2022 was a joyous and enjoyable day when Rev. Elmereck Kigembe, the current General Secretary of the NWD, Read More...

DEAN JACKSON MUSHENDWA THE FIRST BISHOP - ELECT OF THE INTERIM WESTERN DIOCESE OF THE ELCT

The assembly was prepared by the caretaker dioceses of Lushoto (NED), Mwanza (ELVD) and Bukoba (NWD) who were appointed by the...Read More

 


WE MOURN THE DEMISE OF A YOUNG PASTOR ERNEST KAHIGWA

 

It was with heavy hearts that on sunday the 3rd of April, 2022 we received sad and heart breaking news, Read More...

REST IN PEACE JOSWAM MUZAURA

 The 8th of March, 2022 was profoundly sad to attend the funeral of Joswam Muzaura, Read More...

 SAMSON LUGAISA REST IN PEACE

 On 22nd January 2022 the funeral service for resting the body of Samson Lugaisa was conducted in Kilele, his home village Read More...

 

A SECOND PHASE WORKSHOP DONE SUCCESSFULLY

From 19th to 21st January, 2022 the NWD organized another workshop for church workers including the management team, heads of departments, desk coordinators and leaders of church owned institutions. Read More...

CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR PASTORS SUCCESSFULLY DONE

 

From 11th to 13th January, 2022 the NWD organized a workshop to build the capacity of its pastors for the sake of improving Christian evangelism. Read More...

HAPPY ORDINATION AND RETIREMENT

Today 12.12.2021 has been joyous in the NWD. Bishop Dr Abednego Keshomshahara has ordained 14 new pastors. Read More...


 

THE NORTHERN A CHURCH DISTRICT BUYS A VAN FOR THE DISTRICT PASTOR

 The Northern A church district has received a Van that was ordered and bought from Dar es salaam. Read More...

ARISON AND JOSEPH FINISH THEIR CONTRACT

The 19th November 2021 was a sad but joyous day to have a farewell party following the departure of teacher Arison Gomulika and her husband, Mr Joseph. Read More...

THE NWD BEGINS THE DESK FOR MEN

From January 2021, the diocese opened a desk for men, not only to exercise gender balance but also to give them platform for them to discuss how to address their challenges. Read More...

PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS REACHES AT ELEVENTH HOUR,

FOR A LUTHERAN DIOCESE IN KIGOMA.

The Kigoma region has been entitled “a young mission area” for many years. Read More...

MAY THE SOUL OF PASTOR BENARD KYAMANYWA REST IN PEACE

 The entire NWD was saddened by the untimely passing away of its former Dean Benard Kyamanywa who passed away on 1st November, 2021 at the age of 83 years old. Read More...

LEADERS OF YOUTH MOVEMENT PLANS TO STRENGTHEN THEIR PARTICIPATION

 On the 1st November, 2021 the leaders of youth movement in the NWD gathered in Chato to discuss and address issues regarding the position of youth in the church. Read More...

NYUNGWE CONGREGANTS PULL THEIR SOCKS TO PUT UP THE CHURCH BUILDING

The previous church building was destroyed by the earthquake, which hit the Kagera region in 2016. Since then the church members started to put up a new church building. They have now reached a finishing stage. Read More...

 

AN OFFICIAL VISIT OF UEM LEADERS IS HIGHLY APPRECIATED

Today 19th October, 2021 the NWD has been blessed to receive and host the delegation of UEM. Read More...


 

 THE CHURCH MOURNS THE DEATH OF PASTOR LEONARD MUSHUMBA

 The 9th October, 2021 was a sad but joyful to celebrate the life of Pastor Mushumba as the day of his funeral. Read More...

INAUGURATION OF LABOR WARD AT MISSENYI DISPENSARY

 Today, 5th October, 2021 the Uhuru torch has officially paid a visitation at Missenyi Dispensary, which is based in Igayaza near Bunazi. Read More...

REACHING THE UNREACHED

 The NWD as part of the ELCT and worldwide protestant church participates in doing God’s mission. Read More...

THE COUNTRY STRATEGY LOCALIZED

 From 19th to 21st August. Danmission Convened a workshop to localize their country strategy to its partners found in Tanzania. Read More...

THE RETREAT FOR NAMALIRA DEACONESSES SHINES

 On 17th August, 2021. The NWD held a well known RETREAT for the deaconesses of Namalira mother house. Read More...

NWD LEADERS VISITED THEOLOGICAL STUDENTS

The NWD intends to continue providing spiritual services through congregations and parishes for the sake of sustainable participation in God’s mission. Read More...

FREDERICK SHOO ELECTED A NEW CHAIRPERSON OF THE CHRISTIAN COUNCIL OF TANZANIA (CCT)

The 31st General Assembly of CCT has elected Bishop Dr Frederick Shoo, the current presiding bishop of ELCT, a new chair person of the council. The council held its assembly from 7-9th July at Morogoro Women’s Centre. Read More...

 

THE NWD GENERAL ASSEMBLY DONE SUCCESSFULLY

From 1st to 4th July, 2021 the NWD had its general Assembly which was held at Kigarama parish, in the Kaskazini A church district. Read More...

 R.I.P PASTOR BAKENA

 It is inconceivable, with profound grief to inform of the death of a retired Pastor, Dawson Bakena. Read More...

 LWF ELECTS ESTONIAN ANNE BURGHARDT AS NEW GENERAL SECRETARY

 The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Council has elected Estonian theologian Rev. Anne Burghardt as the next General Secretary of the global communion of Lutheran churches. Read More...

 CHRIST ACCOMPANIES US FROM SCHISM TOWARDS UNITY

 The Holy Father, Pope Francis emphasized the omnipresent of Christ in the journey from schism to unity among Roman Catholics and Lutheran Christians. The Pope uttered those strong words on 25th month of June, 2021 in Vatican Rome at an audience. Read More...

DATABASE knocks to NWD

The NWD continues with a very important process of installing and operating by using the database. Read More... 

 PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS OF THE NWD GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

REACHES ITS ELEVENTH HOUR

 The NWD holds a general assembly every two years. This is a final decision making especially on policies and development plans for the entire diocese. Read More...

 


THE VEGETABLE GALLERY ATTRACTS MANY AT THE BUKOBA LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL

 The Gallery continued on 2nd May at the Bukoba Lutheran Cathedral. Same activities continued and many church members were attracted. Read More...

VEGETABLE GALLERY ATTRACTS THE MAJORITY

 

 Today 20th April, 2021 has been joyous for many individuals to participate in the Vegetable Gallery, which was prepared and organized by the Igabiro Training Institute of Agriculture. Read More... 

CHURCH SCHOOL APPRECIATED FOR IMPROVED EDUCATION

The Bukoba Municipal Council has offered a Certificate of appreciation to Bukoba Lutheran Secondary School for its trend of improvement in national examination results from 2019. Read More... 

ORGANIC COTTON PROJECT CHERISHES

 

 The NWD in collaboration with United Evangelical Mission runs a project, which focuses on production of organic cotton for the sake of reducing the use of poisonous pesticide and protection of environment. Read More...

 

DIACONIA IN ACTION CONTINUES

On 21st March, 2021 the church members of Kanyangereko parish collected different stuffs needed for running the orphanage and supported the Ntoma Orphanage. Read More...

TANZANIA MOURNS THE UNTIMELY PASS OF ITS 5TH PRESIDENT

The President of the united Republic of Tanzania Dr John Pombe Magufuli (61) passed away on 17th March, 2021. The Vice President made an official announcement on that day. Read More... 

DIACONIA IN ACTION

The world prayer day, 5th March 2021 was organized differently in various Lutheran parishes in the NWD. Read More...

THE WORLD PRAYER DAY DONE WITH SUCCESS IN CONGREGATIONS

Today, 5th March, 2021 is a world prayer day as per World Council of Churches. Women around the world are obliged to lead and celebrate this day, in collaboration with men. Read More... 

THE COMMITMENT OF CONGREGATIONS THROUGH BRICK AND SAND

The church members in the NWD have expressed their extra ordinary commitment to support the construction and repair of church buildings. Read More...

PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS FOR KIGOMA YOUNG MISSION AREA

TO BECOME A DIOCESE BEGINS

A team of caretakers arrived in Kigoma on 23rd February, 2021. It was constituted by Bishop Andrew Gulle (ELVD - Mwanza), Bishop Dr Abednego Keshomshahara (NWD - Bukoba) and Bishop elect Dr Msafiri Mbilu (NED - Lushoto). Read More...


 

VISITATIONS CHERISH TO STRENGTHEN MINISTRY IN THE NWD

Since the beginning of 2021, the NWD has been blessed with domestic and non-domestic visitations aimed at strengthening Christian ministry. Read More...

OUTREACH PROGRAMME RESUMED IN CHURCH-OWNED FACILITIES

 The NWD has resumed ghenoutreach programme. The programme is meant for a team of doctors of Ndolage Hospital to provide preventive and curative services to the community. Read More...

REV PASCHAL MATUNGWA GRADUATES WITH DOCTORAL DEGREE

 The NWD is pleased to receive Rev Paschal Matungwa who graduated with a Doctoral degree in missiology from Silliman University, Philippines, South East Asia. Read More...

REV. JONATHAN HAMURUNGI: MAY THE LORD REST HIS SOUL IN PEACE

It is with profound grief to report the untimely demise of Rev. Jonathan Hamurungi who retired in 2020 as the church Archivist. Read More...

LUTHERAN PASTORS HIRED ON DUTY IN DIFFERENT PARISHES OF NWD

The month January, 2021 has been joyous to various parishes in which new pastors and those who were re-allocated were hired on duty to be part of those congregations in the service of our Lord.These pastors were allocated and re-allocated by the diocesan executive council of the NWD early December, 2020.Read More...

THE CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP EXCELS

The diocese has organized its capacity building workshop for the management team, heads of department, programs, desks and institutions. Read More...

 

 


THE NTOMA ORPHANAGE IS BLESSED WITH A WASHING MACHINE

During Christmas season, the Ntoma Orphanage was blessed with a very powerful and beautiful Washing Machine. Read More...

 ALISON AND JOSEPHAT, UNITED THROUGH MARRIAGE, ARE NO LONGER TWO

 

The 31st of December, 2020 was a very joyous and the impressive ending of the year when Alison from USA and Josephat from Tanzania were united through marriage. Read More...

 THREE PASTORS ORDAINED

On 13th December 2020, Bishop Dr Abednego Keshomshahara ordained three new pastors in the Bukoba Lutheran Cathedral. Read More... 

A PROGRAM FOR TEEN MOTHERS CHERISHES IN KAGERA REGION

The NWD has launched a program for empowering young girls who are victims of secondary school dropout due to early pregnancy. Read More…

 THE DEMISE OF LJUNGAM LEAVES NOTHING BUT SORROW AND JOY

The 4th of December, 2020 was a special day for the funeral of our beloved Rev. Ljungman in Sweden. In various parts of Bukoba there were special services to remember him and his family for the significant mission work in Bukoba and Karagwe that he did twice as much, as reflected in his book “Buhaya mara mbili” Read More...

 

THE NWD STRENGTHENS CHILD PROTECTION AND CARE

The NWD in collaboration with Compassion International runs eight centers for children from the most vulnerable families. Averagely each center has 200 registered children who benefit through health, secular education, religious instructions and housing for some of them. This kind of support lasts for minimum twenty years time. Read More...

 

 MASSIVE TREE DESTRUCTION

The people in the Kagera region, where the NWD operates, opted for growing pine trees after the non-predictable price fluctuation especially for Coffee and Banana crops. The Kagera region is beautifully covered with tree plantations which apart from economic gain they conserve the environment Read More...

 

 CHATO TRAINING AND CONFERENCE CENTRE IMPROVES ITS SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

The centre is owned by the North Western Diocese. It provides services focused to trainings, conferences, Restaurants and day care centre.

The centre has taken initiatives to improve its services by rehabilitating its infrastructure. Previously there were rooms which were lacking wash rooms. Read More...

 

 

REV. MARTIN DOMKE VISITED THE DIOCESE:

On the 12th October 2020, Rev. Martin Domke from the Westfalian Church in Germany arrived in Bukoba as a delegate of the two Germany Church District partners of Magharibi and Mashariki also partners in the North-Western Diocese. Read More...

 

DANMISSION DELEGATION VISITS NORTHWESTERN DIOCESE:

 A delegation of 8 delegates all working with Danmission at different levels led by a new Danmission General Secretary Mr Kristian Sloth Petersen arrived in Bukoba on the 12Th October morning. Read More...

 

  GRADUATION AT NDOLAGE INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES DONE

 WITH ELECTRIFYING RAPPORTS

Today, 9th October 2020 the family of Ndolage health institute has expressed it’s electrifying rapports caused by the graduation ceremony which started in the morning with farewell service and later coloured by the celebration in the afternoon session. Read More...

THE ANNUAL EVALUATION FINISHED AS PLANNED

The 25th September 2020 became an indelible mark for the ELCT/NWD when the evaluation of the fundraising focused to offset the debt which was left behind by the closed down Josiah Kibira University College. Read More...

 

 THE FIRST GRADUATION DONE SUCCESSFULLY

The 3rd of October 2020 was a memorable day when the Bukoba Hope Lutheran Secondary School celebrated graduation for the first the class which joined form one in 2017. Read More...

 

 

DR. MUCHURUZA PUBLISHES A BOOK

The 4th of October, 2020 was a joyous day when Bishop Dr Keshomshahara inaugurated a book entitled “Uongozi wa Kiroho” which is literary translated into English as Spiritual Leadership.Read More...

 

 

THE KAHORORO PARISH BECOMES THE 53RD IN THE NWD

The 19th July 2020 was an extra ordinary happy day for the members of Kahororo Parish and the NWD at large. An Interim Parish was officially inaugurated as a full parish, which makes the NWD to be constituted by.. Read More...

 


 

COVID 19-COMMUNITY SENSITIZATION PROGRAMME (CSP)

Topic

The response of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, North-Western Diocese (ELCT/NWD) through SHAUKU (Advocacy) Programme amidst COVID 19 Pandemic. Read More...

HAVING WATER AT IZIMBYA HOSPITAL IS JOYOUS

The hospital was injecting a lot of money in the collection of water from various sources. Read More...

REST IN PEACE EVANGELIST ROBERT MUHIMBURA

The end of June 2020 was a sorrowful time when the Kashasha Lutheran Parish lost one of its significant evangelist Robert Muhimbura who fell sick due to various body complications. Read More...

 

 

THE KAGONDO PARISH OPENED OFFICIALLY

On 5th July the Kagondo congregation was opened by the bishop of the NWD as the 51st Parish in the diocese and the 8th parish in the Eastern deanery. It is located in the northern part, in the sub arb of the Bukoba municipality. Read More...

SPECIAL PRAYER AND PETITION

On 23rd of June, 2020, at the diocesan main office, North-western Diocese, in Bukoba. Read More...

THE NWD MOURNS THE DEATH OF THE BISHOP EMERITUS DR. SAMSON MUSHEMBA

It is with profound grief and the deep sorrow for the NWD to report of the sad and untimely demise of such a significant and loved retired bishop emeritus Dr. Samson Mushemba who was the head of the NWD from 1984 to 2000. Read More...

THE RETREAT FOR THE DEACONESSES SUCCESSFULLY ORGANIZED

The Deaconesses who are the sisters of Namalira Mother house have attended their two days retreat to come together in order to reflect and meditate on their calling and diaconal service in and outside the North Western Diocese. Read More...

WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE PROJECT INAUGURATED AT ILUHYA

The delegation of 5 Rotarians from USA visited Iluhya Secondary School owned by ELCT/North Western Diocese for the inauguration of a water project named School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene/Menstrual Hygiene Management (SWASH/MHM). Read More...

NWD ADVOCACY PROGRAM (SHAUKU) RECEIVED THE GUESTS FROM DENMARK.

 Muleba District was selected for a visit out of the three (3) districts whereas Advocacy Committee operating in Rushwa village and Rugasha Children Club at Rugasha Primary School in Nshamba were visited. Read More...

NEWLY ORDAINED PASTORS RECEIVE MOTORBIKES

Seven pastors who were ordained in December 2019 have received motorbikes as means of transport for doing God’s mission in and outside North Western Diocese. Read More...

ORGANIC COTTON TURNS INTO THE FUTURE HOPE IN THE LAKE ZONE

The NWD monitoring team has paid a visit to the Lake zone organic cotton project, which is implemented in Busega district in the Simiyu region as a pilot area. Read More....

 

 ECUMENICAL RELATIONS OPENS A NEW PAGE 

The Lutheran World Federation and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity agreed to mark the 500th anniversary in 2021 together, during their annual joint staff meeting in Geneva. Read More...

 From left to right: Father Dr. Augustinus Sander (PCPCU), LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr. Martin Junge, PCPCU President Kurt Cardinal Koch, LWF consultant Rev. Anne Burghardt, and PCPCU Secretary Bishop Dr. Brian Farrell. Photo: LWF/S. Galley

CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP FINISHED SUCCESSFULLY

 From 15th to 17th January 2020 the NWD organized the capacity building workshop for the management team, heads of departments, desk, and program coordinators, heads of institutions and District pastors. Read More...

THE EVALUATION OF UNIVERSITY FUND RISING DONE SUCCESSFULLY

 On 19th October 2019 the NWDiocese conducted an evaluative meeting regarding the fundraising which was aimed at offsetting the JoKUCo debts which were left by the university after the suspension of degree and non-degree courses. Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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