The Church proclaims the word of God, both within the country and across borders through mission work. Mission work is done by dioceses within Tanzania
The Church is also engaged in communicating the Gospel through the Radio Studios
Upendo FM Radio is a religious (Christian) Radio operated by the Eastern and Coastal Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, established in July 7 2004 and inaugurated on August 29, 2004.
Broadcasting at frequency No. 107.7 MHz
Utume FM Radio
Utume Fm Radio, North Eastern Diocese- Evangelical Lutheran Church Tanzania.
Utume Fm Radio, North Eastern Diocese- Evangelical Lutheran Church Tanzania. Box 10 Lushoto Tanga.
Furaha is Swahili for “joy.” In a meeting with some diocesan staff and Pastor Paul Harris a year
before the Tanzanian government granted the radio station its license, Bishop Owdenburg
Mdegella suggested that it was time to choose a name for the proposed radio station. Discussion
followed and suggestions were made. The Bishop then noted that one name he would have liked ,
Upendo (“love” in English), had already been taken by the Lutheran Radio Station in Dar es
Salaam. He suggested Imani Hai (“a living faith” in English), but found it was already taken by
Dodoma Anglican Radio. Finally, it was determined that Furaha would be a good choice.
Radio Sauti ya Injili
During the times of the first Lutheran Bishop on Kilimanjaro, Bishop Moshi, the teachers at the bible school in Mwika up the Kilimanjaro got the idea to use the radio to proclame the Gospel to all the people in Tanzania.