Staff Supporting Tanzania
Mark Jackson, US Manager for Agape Orphanage & STS-Tanzania
I’m a native of the Rocket City (Huntsville, AL) where I still live, work, worship, and play. I’m the youngest of 3 siblings, fortunate to work for the best company in the world in NASA, and blessed beyond measure to have two wonderful kids, Abbi and Gabe. I thank God for what He is doing through the LRPI ministry, and allowing me to work alongside a group of believers with amazing hearts and talents on the sending end and beautiful people in Africa on the receiving end. I appreciate that LRPI implements the Biblical principles of missions which is to 1) KNOW God, 2) GO to places in this world in need, 3) SHOW the indigenous people how to be self-propagating, self-sustaining, and self-governing, and 4) BLOW which means to work ourselves out of a job. My life’s mission is to follow God’s path whenever, whatever, and wherever it may lead and to always answer God’s call just like Isaiah did as recorded in Isaiah 6:8, "Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?" I said, "Here I am. Send me."
Fena Chibesa, Agape Orphanage Manager
Fena is 29 years old and is married to Kangwa Chibesa. They both live in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. She manages Agape's orphan work, including ministering to the caretakers and leading a group of women who are partnering with the ministry. Fena also has a club at Kibaha Girls school and appreciates how STS brings faith in God to the students and teaches them how to abstain from sex until marriage.
Kangwa Chibesa, STS-Tanzania Manager
Kangwa is 37 years old, married to Fena, and a graduate of the Agape in Africa Church Planting School. He and Fena live in Kibamba in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and worship at Pentecostal Missionary Church. He joined STS in October 2009 and serves as facilitator for the club at Kibaha High School. He appreciates bringing the Word of God to the students as they face issues of youth and daily life.