The work among the Sukuma started in the early 1990’s with the Bentley and Newton families who worked in the rural villages surrounding Mwanza. They worked for 8 years and together they planted nearly 100 churches with over 3,000 Christians. In the late 90’s the Thomas family worked several years to plant 5 churches in new areas of rural Sukumaland. The current team has been here since 2000 and now consists of 3 families, the Boyces, Groens, and Guilds. The Boyces have planted 3 churches in Mwanza town while the other families have planted 14 churches in the new areas of Sukumaland.
- Learn Sukuma culture and become a part of the Christian community there.
- Consider mission strategy issues, theological issues, cultural issues, etc.
- Study language with tutors.
- Attend team functions.