St. John’s is a strong supporter of missions. In 2007, about 30 members of the congregation went to Tanzania and helped build a hospital for the East of Lake Victoria Diocese. During the summer of 2012 15 people from St. John’s’ “Back2Africa” mission team returned to Tanzania where they installed X-ray equipment at Itigi and at the village of Malongwe they installed a large CAT generator. Additionally the Back2Africa team conducted a VBS (Vacation Bible School) for the Village of Hope where 250 children who are HIV positive reside. These mission trips have been a blessing to the people of Tanzania and the people of St. John’s! The next trip to Africa is being planned for 2018.
2007 mission team constructing “The Patricia Ward” named after a member who passed away before she could make the trip.
2007 mission team in front of The Patricia Ward
2012 Back2Africa mission team about to depart Fort Wayne
Back2Africa CAT generator installed at the Village of Malongwe in Tanzania
Back2Africa X-ray equipment at St. Gaspar’s Hospital in Itigi
Vacation Bible School
We also support over 15 various local, national and international mission projects!