On November 6, 2015 the Chimala Bible Institute celebrated another graduation sending seven men and one woman back into the Kingdom of God to work and serve the church throughout Tanzania, including one from a Congolese refugee camp. The school wishes God’s blessings upon them in their new service to the church.
2016 Incoming Students
The Chimala Bible Institute is preparing for the 2016 incoming class. There are 31 students that have applied for the Swahili program. Originating from all over Tanzania, the CBI staff is currently busy interviewing potential students including taking a trip to Mwanza, a city in the Northwest of Tanzania. Combined with our current students, we could potentially have 38 students in 2016. This is a bold endeavor, but we are launching out in faith that the Lord will provide support for all of the students. The Chimala Bible Institute will start on January 18, 2016.
Urgent School Needs
Combined with the lack of funds in the past and the large number of incoming students for 2016, the preacher school buildings are in serious need of repairs. The tin roof is rusted and leaking through into the classrooms. This has caused damage to the wood and ceilings in the classrooms. The cost of doing necessary repairs to the buildings and dormitories is $2,330.
The mattresses and mosquito nets are destroyed and unusable. They will need to be replaced at a cost of $1,086 for all. Also, many pieces of furniture are broken due to use and age and will need to be repaired or replaced. Please consider how you can help us in preparation for a new class of students who desire to preach the gospel in Tanzania. Thank you.