23rd-27th of May, we the workers at Soma Biblia met for our annual workers seminar, this year held at Amabilis conference center in Morogoro. Workers from all of Soma Biblias branches in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Iringa, Mbeya and Mwanza came together. And we were also visited by some special guests from the Tanzanian Bible Society, and Pastor Oswald Ndelwa from Iringa, blessed us with two inspiring Bible lessons.Read More
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Did you know that Soma Biblia last year sold over 2,2 million Bibles and books? And that Soma Biblia is the third largest distributor of Bibles in Tanzania? In other words: together we build Tanzania, and even better: together we build the kingdom of God.
The organization Soma Biblia can be found everywhere in Tanzania. We have five branches spread across the country, and to reach even further, we have cars that go out from each branch in order to cover the whole country. A lot of people ask us how we use the surplus from our sales. The answer is simple: we invest it in going to those remote, far-away places where we know there is a thirst for the Word of God, and to places where we do not sell much because of poverty or other reasons, but where we can build relationships and spread the word of God through fellowship. We also use our surplus to invest in making new books, and to make our magazines: RIZIKI (a free magazine for those who work for the church) and Twende (a Christian magazine for children).
Soma Biblia workers seminar
In order to create unity among our branches, and to inspire and create awareness about our work, all Soma Biblia workers gather once a year for a seminar. This year we met at the Amabilis centre in the city of Morogoro. We had a really good seminar, where we among other interesting things had Bible lessons held by Elizabeth Lulu from Mzumbe University, and a session with the Bible Society of Tanzania, who talked about the different translations of the Swahili Bible. In the evenings we had good time to build friendships and play games. And at the end of the seminar, we had a gamedrive through Mikumi national park.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of the founder of Scripture Mission, Mzee Jon Jøssang. Mzee Jøssang passed quietly away, 90 years old, with his family around him in Norway on 30th of December.Read More