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Scriptures for FCBH, Jesus Film Beneficiaries & Trauma Healing – End 2 End

Scriptures for FCBH, Jesus Film Beneficiaries & Trauma Healing – End 2 End

Project Summary 2020 End 2 End project is a program which  integrates what used to be three different projects, Faith Comes by Hearing, Trauma Healing and Jesus Film. After watching  [...]

Project Summary

2020

End 2 End project is a program which  integrates what used to be three different projects, Faith Comes by Hearing, Trauma Healing and Jesus Film. After watching  Jesus Film, new believers  form Faith Comes By Hearing listening groups which are used to nurture these new believers. Trauma Healing victims  meet together in their Healing groups and Bible becomes the center of their discussions. The government of Tanzania through its Ministry of Education and Culture encourages Religious organization to run Bible knowledge in Primary and Secondary Schools. The Bible society of Tanzania is using this golden opportunity to introduce its programs in schools such as Faith Comes By Hearing : with future plans to introduce also Trauma Healing , Jesus Film in Primary and Secondary Schools, with intention to reach the Youths with the word of God as most of them cannot afford to buy Bibles of their own. This project intends to provide Scriptures for these audiences, so as to enhance their growth in faith, spirituality and warding off bad cultural behaviors inherent in these communities. These  such bad cultural behaviours include, Gender Based Violence (GBV), Women and Children Abuse, witchcraft practices and albinos persecution and killing. In this program the Bible Society of Tanzania is targeting to have a total of 20,000 listening groups in the said year. This means we will need 5,000 full Bibles, 10,000 New Testaments and 30,000 Portions. However, the Scripture requirement for the beneficiaries will be 45,000 copies with about 100,000 beneficiaries. We shall request more Bibles for the rest of beneficiaries in the future.

2019

End 2 End project is a program that facilitates Faith Comes by Hearing, Jesus Film, and Trauma Healing. There are many beneficiaries of the Jesus Film, Faith Comes by Hearing and Trauma Healing who are in dire need for Scriptures. Most of these people cannot afford to buy Bibles of their own. This project intends to provide Scriptures for these audiences, enhance their growth in faith and spirituality and warding off bad cultural behaviors inherent in these communities. These include, gender based violence (GBO), women and children abuse, witchcraft practices and albinos persecution and killing. Absence of the Bible in the lives of these audiences may retard their enthusiasm to grow in Christ. Others may soon or latter go back to their old life styles for lack of the Bible; that is correctly referred to as the spiritual manual for any Christian. Sustenance of the fire of salvation among the beneficiaries of the Jesus Film and faith Comes by Hearing entails Church growth and maturity of faith among the audiences. More and more people will come to Christ through the discipleship originating from watching the Jesus Film and Faith Comes by Hearing. The Bible Society of Tanzania target is to have a total of 18,000 listening groups. This means, 6,000 new groups will be formed. However, the Bibles requirement for the beneficiaries will be 15,000 copies. We shall request more Bibles for the rest of beneficiaries in the future.

2017

There are many beneficiaries of the Jesus Film and Faith Comes by Hearing who are in direct need for Scriptures. Most of these people cannot afford to buy Bibles of their own. This project intends to provide Scriptures for these audiences, enhance their growth in faith and spirituality. Absence of the Bible in the lives of these audiences may retard their enthusiasm to grow in Christ. Others may soon or latter go back to their old life styles for lack of the Bible; that is correctly referred to as the spiritual manual for any Christian. Sustenance of the fire of salvation among the beneficiaries of the Jesus Film and faith Comes by Hearing entails Church growth and maturity of faith among the audience. More and more people will come to Christ through the discipleship originating from watching the Jesus Film and Faith Comes by Hearing. Our target is to have 12,000 listening groups, but for this project we are requesting Bibles for just 8,000 groups. We shall request Bibles for more groups in the future.

Project Goal

2020

The main objective of this project is to reach beneficiaries of Jesus Film, Faith Comes By Hearing and Trauma Healing victims. Beneficiaries who have listened the Proclaimer from the book of Mathew and have gone above the gospel of John are awarded  Bibles, Testaments or a Portion. Bibles are shared in groups of four while  Testaments and Portions in groups of two. A total of 100,000 are aimed to benefit from this project. Strengthened listening groups will finally form churches.

2019

To reach out the beneficiaries of Jesus Film, Trauma Healing, and Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) projects with the Bible. The beneficiaries of these project are rewarded with free Bibles as follow-up material that will help them to grow in their faith and spiritual lives.

Essentially, End 2 End Project is a complementary project that aims at giving free Scriptures to beneficiaries of the three named projects. Scriptures donated helps to strengthen faith of these new believers in small groups which eventually grow and become churches – church planting.

2017

The Project is based on Jesus Film and FCBH. The showing of Jesus Film and FCBH is done by only one team in the area. After the showing of Jesus Film and Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) many people come to know and accept Jesus.

End 2 End Project aims at giving Scriptures to end users as a follow up material. Scriptures donated helps to strengthen faith of these new believers in small groups which eventually grows and become churches.

Project goal’s relationship to overall bible society strategy

The Bible Society’s strategic objective is to reach every Tanzanians with the word of God. Giving scriptures to these beneficiaries is one of the means to reach Tanzanians with the Word of God.

Strategic Fit

Connecting your project to your Bible Society’s overall mission strategy

How does your project relate to the Philadelphia Promise?

The project is in line with the Philadelphia Promise. It meets the fellowship’s core objective of reaching out all people with the word of God.- Principle number 6 affirms that Bible Societies recognize that the Bible has great relevance in addressing the world’s problems and in reaching out to people’s needs in word and deed, following in the footsteps of Jesus.

About the beneficiaries

How did you arrive at your beneficiary impact number?

We looked on the expected film shows which Jesus film will show and the number of FCBH  listening groups which will be started and a number of Healing groups which will be formed.

Beneficiary focus

2020

Beneficiaries in this project are those who have watched Jesus Film and new believers who have joined Faith comes by hearing listening groups. Also participants in the Trauma Healing groups will qualify for free copies of Bibles. Film shows and Faith comes by hearing operates in rural areas with very low income where very few can afford to buy a Bible.

2019

Those who watch Jesus Film and later join a Faith Comes by Hearing group will qualify for a free Bible. Additionally those who also participate in Trauma Healing workshops will also qualify for free copies of the Bible. The project is inter-confessional, drawing beneficiaries from all Christian denominations and other faiths too. Children are also among beneficieries of this project because they also watch the Jesus Film.

Most of these are new Christians who do not have a Bible and cannot buy a personal copy because they are financially constrained. About 20% of Tanzanians live below US$1.00 a day while another 60% live below US$2.00. In short about 80% of Tanzanians live bellow US$2.00 a day

2018

Those who watch the Jesus Film and later join a Faith Comes by Hearing group will qualify for an offer of a Bible.

Most of these are new Christians who do not have a Bible and cannot buy a personal copy because they are financially constrained. About 20% of Tanzanians live below US$1.00 a day while another 60% live below US$2.00. In short about 80% of Tanzanians live bellow US$2.00 a day

How have the needs and perspective of the beneficiaries helped shape the design of the project?

The beneficiaries are in dire need of a copy of the Bible after exposure to Jesus Film, FCBH, and/or Trauma Healing. They need the Bible as a followup material. However, many of them cannot afford to buy their own copies. For instance the Refugees at Nyarugusu Camp at Kigoma, Tanzania are living in abject poverty, having lost all property that they had in their country.

National Context

The vision of the Bible Society of Tanzania is to see that every household in the country owns at least one Bible. The Jesus Film has indiscriminately sent the message of salvation to Christians and non Christians alike. It has effectively penetrated the TAZI audience that could not easily be accessed by other means of evangelizing. Equally Faith Comes by Hearing has similar advantages. Our strategic objectives rhyme well with the two and our Strategic Plan sites Faith Comes by Hearing as one of the tools/techniques to reach households with the message of salvation (Word of God).

New Christians who have encountered Jesus by seeing Jesus Film and also joining Faith Comes by Hearing; need to be nurtured if they are to grow in faith and spirituality. In addition those who watch Jesus Film and also benefit from Trauma Healing also qualify for copies of the Bible. Possession of personal copies of the Bible is an essential tool in their faith and will serve as a reference in their daily teaching. Even as they continue listening to the Scriptures through Faith Comes by Hearing, they need to revisit the Bible on their own when they are back home. Otherwise they may forget and get stunted in faith.

Need

New Christians who have encountered Jesus by seeing Jesus Film, also joining Faith Comes by hearing, or Trauma Healing workshops; need to be nurtured if they are to grow in faith and spirituality. Possession of personal copies of Bibles is an essential tool in their faith and will serve as a reference in their daily lives. Even as they continue listening to the Scriptures through Faith Comes by Hearing, they need to revisit the Bible on their own when they are back home. Otherwise they may forget and get stunted in faith.

How this project will help the beneficiaries

New Christians who have encountered Jesus by seeing Jesus Film and also joining Faith Comes by hearing need to be nurtured if they are to grow in faith and spirituality. Possession of personal copies of Bibles is an essential tool in their faith and will serve as a reference in their daily lives. Even as they continue listening to the Scriptures through Faith Comes by Hearing, they need to revisit the Bible on their own when they are back home. Otherwise they may forget and get stunted in faith. Refugees at Nyarugusu at Kigoma region are just new beneficiaries. They will be reached by the Jesus Film, Faith Comes By Hearing, and Trauma Healing. Participation in these complementary projects will qualify them for the personal copies of the Bible. When watching Jesus Film, many children also participate. They will also qualify for copies of Children Bibles.

Scripture & Prayer

Key Verse

Romans 10:17 “So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ” & Psalms119:105″Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,and a light unto my path”

Prayer points

-Pray that funds are made available to buy Bibles  for the target audience.

– Pray that all those who see the Jesus Film and join Faith Comes by Hearing groups complete listening to the New Testament.

– Pray that those who receive Christ through this project grow strong in faith.

– Pray for God’s blessings for the donors of this project.

– Pray that all the traumatized  find comfort in the Word of God.

– Pray for the TAZI who have joined FCBH.

Project Activities

Project activities

2020

At the start of this Project the Bible Society will have enough Scriptures for Distribution. Once funds are available the Bible Society will start the distribution to the target audience.

January – April
-January-February 2020 – Identification of the beneficiaries through the coordinators of Faith Comes By Hearing, Trauma Healing and the Church. Here is Life who are our partners in the project will provide the list of beneficiaries based on the Jesus Film shows

May – August

-Follow up visits and distribution of Bibles to the sampled groups.                             This will be done by Voluntary Promoters and Bible Society staff.

January – December                                 Jesus Film shows.

The Jesus film show will be shown in chosen schools  by Here is Life as well as  Nyarugusu Refugee camp.

June – December                            Distribution of Scriptures to Trauma Healing groups in Mara, Mwanza and Shinyanga regions.

This will be done during initial equipping, advanced equipping session and Healing . Scriptures will be part of the

2019

The Bible Society is having enough Scriptures for the project.

Once funds are available the Bible Society will start the distribution to the target audience.

-January-February 2019 – Identification of the beneficiaries through the coordinators of Faith Comes By Hearing, Trauma Healing and the Church.

Here is Life who are our partners in the project will provide the list of beneficiaries based on the Jesus Film shows

March – November 2019 : The Bibles will be distributed to the target audience.

– Progress reports on the project will be submitted quarterly to UBS/ABS.

December – 2019 – Evaluation report

Project partners

  -The Bible Society will supply Bibles to Here is Life, Churches, and Trauma Healing coordinators.

– Here is Life will distribute the Bibles to individual viewers of Jesus Film who have made commitment to

Christ and joined Faith Comes by Hearing groups, particularly new believers. – i

– Here is Life will coordinate with nearby churches to take care of new planted churches.

– Churches will give spiritual guidance and take care of the new converts

– Trauma Healing and Faith Comes By Hearing Coordinators will  train group leaders and form listening

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Outputs & Impacts

Outputs from the project

2019

Maasai Bibles- 300

Swahili Bibles – 2,000

Nyakyusa Bible 300

Ruhaya Bible 300

English Bibles – GNB 2,500

Swahili Children’s Bibles 2,000

Swahili/English Children Portions 6,160

Swahili NT & Psalms 4,000

Cigogo Bibles 300

Nyiramba NT 300

Kirimi NT 300

Chikaguru NT 300

Datooga NT 300

Iraqw Bibles 300

2017

Maasai Bibles- 500

Swahili Bibles – 2,000

Nyakyusa Bible 500

English Bibles – GNB 2,500

Ruhaya Bible 500

Swahili Children’s Bibles 2,000

Swahili Children’s Portions 7,800

Cigogo Bibles 500

Nyiramba NT 500

Kirimi NT 500

Chikaguru NT 500

Datooga NT 500

Impact

  • Impact 1

    Short term impact

    – As a short term impact the beneficiaries will acquire additional knowledge about the Scriptures following knowledge received in listening to the Scriptures.

    – Scriptures distributed to new converts in the families will be focused as a base of gatherings to discuss the word of God.

    Medium term impact

    -Increased awareness about the activities of the Church, the Bible Society and Here is Life  among beneficiaries and  the the community in general in the project area.

    – Increased Bible knowledge to the beneficiaries

    – Increase in the number of new Christians in the church, and more involvement of the group members

    in church services such as church Choirs, Women and Youth groups. These will be indicators of

    Scripture impact on the listening groups.

    – Increased motivation in Scripture engagement by beneficiaries.

    – The Bibles will serve as an incentive that will attract more people to join Faith Comes by Hearing groups.

    Long term impact

    The beneficiaries of Jesus Film and Faith Comes by Hearing will have a permanent encounter with Jesus because Bibles serve as tools for continued discipleship.

    – The impact will be measured by direct interviews with Church leaders, FCBH promoters, beneficiaries and Here is Life partners.

    – It will result in Church planting which will be the center of all church and community holistic gatherings .

    Indicators

    Number of members in the church groups will be noticed such as members joining church Choirs, Women and Youth groups will be indicators of Scripture impact in the listening groups.

    Tracking

    Indicators will be tracked through, visitations to the project areas couples with interviews and questionnaires.

Tracking unexpected outcomes

– Reports from FCBH promoters, Community Church leaders, Trauma Healing Facilitators

– Observation by the national Coordinator of End 2 End and Faith comes By Hearing, on visits to the project areas

Supporting Information

Research

There have been many requests for Bibles by Faith Comes by Hearing listeners. However, the Bible Society’s budget provides one follow-up copy for each group and not copies for individual listeners. As a result many listeners do not have personal Bibles to read at home

Testimonies

Better performance in Christian schools has changed this attitude. Sr. Mary Temu Ndeshinio [ +255 754040917 – maryndesio@yahoo.co.uk] who is a Catholic nun, have been working in Zanzibar for seven years. She is now a Matron of Emboru Secondary School in Manyara the School which disciplinary was bad. The School is now good because children have learned to love each other and to love Jesus.

Evangelist Mbiha of Kigoma had this to say: “The enthusiasm arising from FCBH has greatly motivated people of different faiths and Christian denominations to form joint groups of FCBH. The Bibles the beneficiaries get have motivated some listeners to convert to Christianity” evangelist Mbiha is a volunteer promoter of FCBH in Kigoma region. Bishop Stanley Hotay of diocese of Mount Kilimanjaro , and Rev. Adam Mtowela of Anglican Church in Arusha expressed how the scriptures donated in Maasai communities helped to strengthen and speeded church planting in this area.
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Leadership track record

The BST’s FCBH coordinators and promoters have a long and good experience in running FCBH project that is complemented by End to End project.

External references

Better performance in Christian schools has changed this attitude. Sr. Mary Temu Ndeshinio [ +255 754040917 – maryndesio@yahoo.co.uk] who is a Catholic nun, have been working in Zanzibar for seven years. She says that, Evangelist Mbiha of Kigoma had this to say: “The enthusiasm arising from FCBH has greatly motivated people of different faiths and Christian denominations to form joint groups of FCBH. The Bibles the beneficiaries get have motivated some listeners to convert to Christianity” evangelist Mbiha is a volunteer promoter of FCBH in Kigoma region.

Best practices

The FCBH coordinator works in close cooperation with the local area volunteers, the church and mostly with Here is Life Ministry that is promoting Jesus Film viewing all over the country.

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