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The International Evangelism Centre - Sakila, Tanzania is a unique work of God's grace in the heart of East Africa. Each year the Centre trains and sends approximately 200 pastors, teachers and evangelists into the seven nations of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zaire and Mozambique. To date, over 900 churches have been planted in these countries by graduates of the Centre.

What is especially unique to the Centre is that it was not the vision of a Western church or denomination, but the vision of a poor farmer in a small village in Northern Tanzania. Bishop Eliudi Issangya received his call into ministry in the early 1970's. He sold his farm, graduated from Bible school training and began trusting God to establish an African Training Centre. In 1983, the doors opened to the Centre, with twenty students. Today, over 3500 students have graduated from the intensive training. In 1995, after years of praying and planning, students of the Centre planted a church on the Island of Zanzibar, which is 99% Muslim. Today, the church has 45 members and land to construct a church building.

The International Evangelism Center is a tuition-free school sponsored by International Evangelism Outreach, which also provides spiritual and financial accountability for the Centre. The school is supported by gifts of love from Christian brothers and sisters from across the United States and Canada.


The centre, which began with four small buildings and one small acre of land, has grown by the grace of God to a 14 acre compound with a 4000 capacity conference hall. The centre also has a 100 acre farm to help feed the staff and students. In addition to their academic schedule, students also work at the farm and at the compound. In 1997 a pump and generator were installed at the farm and now the well produces over 60 gallons of clear, pure water per minute. In 1994, the centre began a new phase in its vision by opening a second school in the nation of The Congo and by acquiring land in Kenya. On September 30, 1998, the Zaire school graduated 16 trained pastors, teachers and evangelists.


The Basic financial need to operate the training centre alone is $8000 per month. This includes room and board teaching and curriculum for all the students plus salaries for the teaching and support staff. In addition, the Centre conducts an annual Church Leadership conference attended by more than 4000 church leaders from East Africa. The cost of this week long conference is approximately $6000. When funds are available, the Centre also sends students out on evangelistic outreaches.

Next, the Centre tries to help graduates in church planting by providing both spiritual oversight and financial assistance when possible.

Finally, the establishment of the new trade school is of great importance and is in real need of financial backing.

Of utmost importance to the centre is faithful prayer and financial supporters. This work is not underwritten by any grant or foundation of any denomination. Rather it is supported solely by the donations of faithful Christians who believe in the great commission and have a heart for this work.

All we ask is that you would take the time to prayerfully consider being a partner in this revival in East Africa. With the growing militancy of Muslims the ongoing strife and violence of the area and the epidemic of AIDS in much of the land, we believe we cannot tarry in getting the gospel to the people of East Africa.

Both individuals and churches are to make their checks payable to International Evangelism Outreach Inc., (IEO). All gifts are tax deductible and you will receive a year-end receipt of your contributions.

Mail all checks to:

International Evangelism Outreach

PO Box 1767

Poulsbo, WA 98370

All funds received go to the ongoing work of the centre.