The KKKT of Dodoma Diocese has a new church in its midst. With the help of generous PEN Trust donors, the congregation moved from meeting underneath a huge mango tree to underneath a roof of corrugated iron sheets. In a matter of weeks the church was transformed with additional courses of bricks, the ring beam, gables and struts and finally the roofing sheets added in one day. The roof came just in time, as the next day it started raining. The first service held was on Palm Sunday. Mango Church Sunday School children and teachers also received books and curriculum from PEN Trust at the handing over ceremony.
Updates from April 2006
PEN Trust recently went back to Ikhanoda Secondary School to see the floors that were completed in February. With the help of parents and local residents and the two skilled masons sent by PEN Trust, the floors were completed in less than one week. One classroom is already being used by students and the other is ready for when the school expands next year adding an additional grade to the roster.
PEN Trust is proud to announce the addition of Rashid Rajabu Senge to our staff. Rashid has a background in accounting but also in the construction field, so he has been wearing many hats already. Rashid started his official work supervising the construction at Ikhanoda Secondary School where floor and verandah foundations were poured. Next he supervised the construction of the roof on the “Mango Church” in Miyuji. And recently he has been helping prepare the book consignment for distribution.