Africa is a continent of great need, with a vast majority of the world's poverty occurring there. In addition to the physical hunger, there is a deep spiritual hunger within this country. To help fulfill these needs, Westside is committed to working with local African church planters and pastors, specifically in Kenya and Tanzania. Our desire as a church is to play a role in the raising up of godly, biblically trained church leaders by partnering with two African bible school organizations: Hope of the Nations (Tanzania) and Kapsowar School Of Theology (Kenya). We support these two schools by giving financially, praying, and teaching.
Hope of the Nations
Hope of the Nations (HofN) is a non-denominational mission organization with the purpose of bringing hope to the nations through the knowledge of Jesus Christ and the Word of God (Matthew 12:21). It is located in Kigoma, Tanzania. Kigoma is a port town that rests on the banks of lake Tanganyika – the second largest freshwater lake in the world.
Hope of the Nations is engaged in many different educational programs:
- Bible College
- English Medium Primary School
- Medical Training
- Vocational Training Schools
- Kid's Clubs
- Summer Camps
All of these programs include Biblical training and discipleship.
What is the mission of the Bible School?
In Africa there is a great need for biblically trained pastors to lead gospel-centered churches. The mission of the Bible College is to train, equip, and disciple men and women for the works of service in their local churches.
What do the students learn (class specifics)?
The students take classes such as:
- Books of the Bible (Genesis, Acts, Romans, the Gospels)
- Church History
- Biblical Missions
- Inductive Bible Study
- Pastoral Ministry
How will the students change their towns and villages when they graduate?
Most of the students return to their home village upon graduation. They begin to preach and teach with the theological knowledge they have been given, causing people within their churches to go deeper in their relationship with Jesus. As a result, Churches in Tanzania are growing. The fruit of HofN is being seen through the work of these passionate pastors dedicated to teaching the scriptures!
Short Term Teams
For more information on going to Tanzania on a Short-Term Team, visit the Tanzania Short Term Missions Team page.
Please consider supporting Hope of The Nations.
*All donations are tax receiptable.