Inland Mission

Matt & Amy Dixon

with Elia, Finley and Matilda

Sent from St David’s Church, Moreton-in-Marsh

Before returning to the UK, Matt and Amy worked with the Africa Inland Church in Tanzania (AICT) to manage the construction of the Sanga Sanga retreat centre and conference facilities for the Institute of Bible and Ministry (IBM) near Morogoro in Tanzania.

Tanzania is one of the world’s poorest nations; agricultural subsistence dominates its economy. Health and education sectors require massive investments.There is freedom of religion; all major faiths have the ability to share and propagate their faith. Christianity makes up 54% of the population with Islam totalling 31%.

Matt and Amy worked with AICT at Sanga Sanga, 20 km outside Morogoro, Tanzania from 2011-2019. Matt managed the construction of the retreat and conference facilities for the Institute of Bible and Ministry (a department of the AICT), which seeks to ‘enable, mobilise and inspire pastors and evangelists into an ever-deepening relationship with God and effectiveness in ministry.’

Since Matt’s involvement in the project the facilities have grown, and they now include a campsite and a six-bedroom retreat house. In the past two-and-a-half years three Swiss chalet-style bandas have been built on the campsite and a large two-storey conference centre has been developed. These facilities enable seminars and courses to be hosted at Sanga Sanga, investing in pastors and evangelists of the church, equipping them to serve their communities better and to share the gospel more effectively, and enabling them to reach the unreached people of Tanzania and beyond.

Amy supported the ministry in various ways through book-keeping; and, when necessary, helping with management and bookings of the retreat centre and campsite; helping with hosting work teams; and helping to furnish the new buildings. Amy also helped with a small sewing project called Sewing Hope.

Matt and Amy also supported a church plant in a largely Muslim village called Kilkoa, about 40km from the main church in Morogoro town, through preaching and helping with Sunday School.

In 2019 they finished their assignment and returned to the UK for Study Leave.

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The Dixons are currently in the UK on study leave.

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