The Beginning/Divine Visitation 

On 17th April 1996 at about 3 a.m., the home of Mr. and Mrs. Shumbusho received a divine visitation from the Lord Jesus. Mrs. Shumbusho who was overwhelmed by the power of God but awake , heard Jesus tell her the following in a thunderous, awesome voice: “Those  who seek me diligently will see me, but they have first of all to remove their shoes

On 21 st April 1996, Mrs. Shumbusho had another divine visitation. This time however, her spirit was taken to a place she would later describe as a “Very Holy Place” where she heard again a powerful ,  awesome voice saying: “ What you see, what you hear, what happens to you, you must tell it to the people from near and to the people from afar. Say it on Television.
On 9 th May 1996 the Lord Jesus spoke again to Mrs. Shumbusho, with instruction concerning her husband Mr. John Shumbusho. Jesus spoke of a number of countries where the couple would be serving Him, starting from East Africa . Those countries include China and India.

Also this time, the Lord Jesus gave Mrs. Shumbusho a very specific message concerning the United States of America in these words:

I have blessed Americans with extraordinary wealth, knowledge and power, but some of the things they are doing are not pleasing to me. I am raising someone to bring their hearts back to me.

 

BACKGROUND

  1. Eastwind Christian Outreach is a ministry which started with 20 people who used to gather for prayer in John and Trice Shumbusho’s house for more than five years.
  2. In 2001, God started using John and Trice Shumbusho in the ministry of intercession, deliverance, healing of the sick, teaching and preaching. Many people were being saved.
  3. Today, Eastwind Christian Outreach has a fast-growing and spirit-filled church in Arusha, in Northern Tanzania . Bishops John and Trice Shumbusho travel in different nations for the ministry.

PURPOSE

The purpose of ECHO is to:

  • Up reach (Worship) in loving and seeking God diligently
  • In reach (Discipleship) : making disciples of Jesus Christ, united in a fellowship based on the Word of God
  • Outreach (Evangelism) and (community care)
  • Serve as the ideal mobilization framework for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to penetrate deeply and effectively impact nations in the 21 st century and beyond
  • Carry to the lost, the harassed and the helpless the appeasing message of life and love and compassion
  • Become a church of impact, life changing, building a strong basis for constant encouragement, hope and helping people to reach their destiny
  • Avail ourselves to the Lord to be used as vital tools for the fulfillment of the Great Commission
  • Proclaim God’s unconditional love, mercy and forgiveness, mighty power and unchanging faithfulness
  • Become a breeding-ground of strong, effective and relevant leaders to reach out to the communities and impact people for Jesus Christ
  • Avail ourselves to the Lord to be used as vital tools for the fulfillment of the Great Commission
  • Proclaim God’s unconditional love, mercy and forgiveness, his mighty power and unchanging faithfulness
  • Become a breeding-ground of strong, effective and relevant leaders to reach out to the communities and impact people for Jesus Christ.

 

ACTIVITIES

ECHO has been involved in the following activities:

  • Church planting
  • Leadership Training
  • Intercession
  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Missions
  • Deliverance and counseling
  • Family welfare and community development

 

STRATEGY

For the purpose of reaching out to the lost, Eastwind Christian Outreach churches will function on the basis of the Cell System to foster numerical growth while focusing on personal and spiritual growth.

 

PERSPECTIVES

The perspectives of Eastwind Christian Outreach include among others:

  • Planting churches: So far, our Ministry is extending to various countries in :

Africa: Tanzania  , Burundi , Zambia , Cameroon,Rwanda,
North America: United States of America and India.

  • Engaging in a variety of projects related to family and community welfare and development, including: education, healthcare programs, orphanages, services to destitute and disabled persons.
  • Initiating life touching Relief services as and when necessary.