Sr. Sophia Mbihije, CDMT, belongs to the Religious Congregation of the Daughters of Mary-Tabora, Tanzania. Currently, she is the Dean-Faculty of Education and Director of Post Graduate Studies at Arch Bishop Mihayo University College of Tabora -Tanzania (AMUCTA). Sister thanks you for giving her the opportunity to come and share with you about the Daughters of Mary-Tabora and their ministries in Tanzania.
Be assured also of our prayers and may God bless you always.
The Congregation of the Daughters of Mary-Tabora (CDMT)
The Congregation of the Daughters of Mary, with its headquarters in the Archdiocese of Tabora was founded in 1933 by the Missionaries of Africa. It was established in response to the tremendous social, economic and spiritual needs of the local people. The Charisma of the congregation is love and service, and all the community members live their Charisma by engaging in different activities such as health care, pastoral ministry, social works, education, women and youth development. Education and healthcare services are particularly directed to rural areas where we serve poor nomadic people, orphans, and deaf children.
Orphans & Education
AIDS ministry has become one of our major areas of concern; we have countless orphans in the areas we serve. So our community, with its limited resources is trying very hard to help these orphans by providing them with all their personal needs including food, clothing, schooling and school supplies. A few years ago we opened a nursery and primary school for the orphans and other children around the area. The number of children is increasing every day.
The crucial problem at the school is the lack of safe and clean water for domestic uses. The availability of safe and clean water will help to eliminate diseases which can be transmitted through water contamination and enable children to concentrate much on learning.
As St. John Paul II said, some become missionaries by going to the missions; others go by giving to the missions; without both there are no missions. I invite you to be partners in the work of the Daughters of Mary, to make a difference in the lives of the suffering poor with your prayer and financial support. Your generous support will be used to build a well to be used to collect rain water for domestic uses at the school in Tabora Archdiocese. Be assured that your support and prayers are so much appreciated and will always be put to good use.