Evangelism, Safe Water, and Education
WHO WE ARE
Prism is a ministry organization under the direction of Gina Helms who has been working in Tanzania since 2007 doing ministry and community development. Her team includes three Tanzanian staff. Together they work with emerging leaders and many volunteers and teams from Tanzania and USA. Her sending church is New Life Church, Virginia Beach, and her home church is Fort Mill Church of God.
Connecting the community to the cause
Evangelism, Discipleship, Training, Compassionate Care
We are committed to Mark 16 which tell us to share the news of Jesus with the whole world. There are people still waiting to hear. Our mission is to see that all people groups in Tanzania hear the gospel in a way they can understand it, with a chance to discuss and receive revelation on what it means for them to believe in Jesus and live a Christian life.
Three are 20+ unreached tribes in Tanzania. They need a powerful and personal declaration and proclamation of the gospel. Jesus calls us to share His good news not force it on people. We are committed to helping Jesus get what he wants.
One day in our lifetime we want to say our efforts led to no more unreached people groups in Tanzania. It is possible. Just takes resolve, a team, a plan and perseverance.
Safe Water Purifier Installations
We are installing safe water purifiers at all schools in the Sonjo region of northern Tanzania. There are 19 schools. The purifier uses electrolysis. It is a safe, affordable, and appropriate solution for the environment.
We were selected to showcase our project in November at “Making Global Goals Local Business - East Africa” Conference organized by United Nations Development Program, Global Compact Network. We are honored to participate in this November, 2019 event to join a larger conversation and community intersecting with academia, entrepreneurs and the private sector for the shared goal of providing water solutions for all of Tanzania.
Our purifier project cost is around $8,000. This covers all the equipment, materials, construction, training, and project management. We have installed the purifier at 4 schools. There are 15 remaining schools to reach our goal for the Sonjo region.
In addition, we are growing our capacity to provide more advanced engineering solutions as well as various technologies in the Sonjo region and beyond.
TANZANIA EDUCATION ADVOCATES
The goal of the Tanzania Education Advocates (TEA) Project is to invest in future leaders though university sponsorships. Qualifying students have a dream for Tanzania, have academic success, and have proven faithful in the field.
Two students have graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in mechanical engineering and biomedical chemistry. Two more students are in the middle of their university studies in China studying biotechnology and aeronautical engineering.
We are ready to help more young leaders pursue their dreams through education.
Strengthening individuals, communities and the nation
We see our work as a learning lab for life, leadership, team dynamics, community relations, and nation building. So our work is not just about the work, but it is about building people on the journey.
Our Tanzanian staff includes a Ministry Director, a Community Development Project Manager who joined in January, 2019, and an Operations Director, who joined in October 2019. This is a dream team. Without them, we cannot sustain and grow the projects.