Mwavi is a small village in Bagamoyo, Tanzania where 95% of the population is Muslim. Musa Joseph felt God’s call to go serve Him in that community. Upon arriving in Mwavi, he successfully planted his first church in 2017. “I have to admit the church I planted was unhealthy because it was not growing spiritually or numerically,” says Musa.
This was one of the hardest times for Musa. He wasn’t sure what to do to grow his church. One day, Musa met Hery Ndimanga, church planter and trainer with Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM). Hery introduced him to the ministry and the training that was available. Musa was excited about the prospect of receiving the church planter training so he could learn how to make his church healthy.
Musa started taking the church planter training and after applying what he learned, he saw so much growth in both his ministry and church. In a very short period of time, his church more than doubled in church membership.
“The training has been a great help,” Musa says. “The church’s presence is now being felt in the community. So many lives have been transformed as a result of this church. All in all, we have a lot to be grateful for to the Lord.”
Musa cannot explain how impactful this training has been to his ministry. “In all the tools I have received, the one I was most excited about is leadership. I have learned a leader should walk in humility before the Lord as he’s an open letter to those who follow him. This has also reminded me that the church will be stable if the leadership is good,” says Musa.
With this in mind, Musa has launched programs to train more leaders in his church. “Our key objective this year is to produce more leaders in the church—not just leaders but competent ones by using the tools and resources I have received from MNM. We have already started doing this and we even had a leadership seminar at the beginning of the year,” says Musa.
Musa has already started seeing positive outcomes of sharing the training with his church members and he’s determined to continue doing so. He highly recommends the tools and resources MNM provides. “I can’t express how this training has brought such a tremendous help to my ministry. I love the materials—they’re excellent,” says Musa.