11 YWAM Missionaries in Tanzania Killed in Road Accident

Youth with a Mission (YWAM) announced that 11 missionaries affiliated with the organization were killed in a serious traffic accident in Arusha, Tanzania, over the weekend.

“This morning in Tanzania, we are very saddened to confirm the loss of three more dear missionaries as a result of a tragic road accident,” YWAM said in a statement. statement Sunday morning. “Eleven of our friends are currently with Jesus. Two are still in critical condition in the hospital.

“As a movement, we rally around all those affected by this tragedy, their families and communities. We will respond to all immediate practical, economic and emotional needs as they arise. We are working towards this goal,” YWAM continued.

According to reports christian postabout eight people died in Saturday’s accident.

“It is with great sadness that we confirm the loss of eight of our beloved friends and honored missionaries in a tragic car accident,” YWAM said in a statement. “Additionally, several people, including the bus driver, also died.”

One of the two buses involved in the accident, carrying YWAM leaders and candidates, suffered major damage. Meanwhile, the other bus safely returned to his YWAM campus in Arusha. Many people were hospitalized in critical condition.

A total of 15 people, including three foreigners, died in the accident, and 12 others were injured.according to Xinhua News AgencyThe cause of the accident, which involved four vehicles, was suspected to be a brake failure on a truck that occurred on the outskirts of Ngaramuthoni, Arusha region.

Arusha Regional Commissioner Justin Masejo noted that one of the vehicles involved in the accident was carrying students and teachers from New Vision School in Arusha, as well as a public bus.

“Two hours ago, we learned about a bus accident in Arusha, Tanzania, by YWAM people who had gathered to take part in the Executive Masters intensive course at the national university. The course facilitators and candidates were 2 “They were traveling together in two buses when one of them was hit by a truck,” YWAM said in its first update on Saturday morning.

YWAM also posted a link that people can do. to donate.

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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributor to Christian Headlines and host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast dedicated to sound doctrine and Biblical truth. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Alliance Theological Seminary.



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