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Mission to Tanzania 2017



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Deacon Larry Oney is the founder and President of Hope and Purpose Ministries. He will be leading the retreat at the Center in Arusha in Tanzania.

Jamie and Elisa Diliberto of the Tongues of Fire Worship Ministry join Deacon Oney.

Austin Simmons, Multi-Media Production Manager, joined the team for his first mission.

Scholastica Kabapagasa is the leader of the Hope and Purpose Ministries Ministry Team in Uganda. She was joined by fellow ministry team members, Charles Ojinga and Gloria Kisunga.  The last international team member is Fr. Oboi Joachim, a priest from the South Sudan.

Deacon Larry Oney – Mission Trip to Tanzania 2017

Deacon Larry Oney, founder and president of Hope and Purpose Ministries, traveled to Tanzania, East Africa in November 2017.  Deacon Oney led an eight-person mission team with members from the United States, Uganda, and the South Sudan.  The Mission was at the Apostles of Jesus, Bishop Mazzoldi Pastoral Centre in Arusha, Tanzania.  The Conference theme was:  “Get Out of Egypt.”

While at the Mission, Deacon Oney taught on:

Overall themes:  “Get out of Egypt” Exodus 12:31-36

November 12th
Leaders:  Recognize where you are
General Audience:  We are sojourners

November 13th
Leaders:  Ready to Listen, receive Decalogue
General Audience:  Signs, wonders, and miracles

November 14th
Leaders:  Time Away, now that you are out of slavery
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
General Audience:  Deliverance, Amalekite spirit

November 15th
Leaders:  Be slow to anger, control
General Audience:  Out of Egypt, adorned for battle

November 16th
Leaders:  Deliver others
General Audience:  Egypt gave money to Israelites, poor man made rich

November 17th
Leaders:  Raise up others, be a mentor
General Audience:  Disposition of people


For Hope and Purpose Ministries evangelization does not stop at our borders but goes beyond the United States of America to the four corners of the world.  We have been on missions to Canada, Europe, Brazil, the Caribbean, and Africa.  We are called to help people around the world by offering hope and purpose to all and to extend an invitation to meet Jesus.


During the second day of the Mission to Tanzania, Deacon Larry Oney and the Hope and Purpose Ministries team, met with Monica Ngede of Arusha, Tanzania. She is trying to build a home daycare center where the children of the city of Arusha can come to be taken care of while their parents are at work.

Deacon Larry Oney, founder and president of Hope and Purpose Ministries, begins the first day of the Catholic Retreat during the Mission to Tanzania at the Apostles of Jesus, Bishop Mazzoldi Pastoral Center in Arusha, Tanzania.  Each day of the reat, Deaocn Oney will be ministering to leaders from around the area in the morning; while the evening session will be open to the general public. Fr. Gabriel Mrina, who organized the retreat, invited Deacon Larry Oney and the Hope and Purpose Ministries mission team, to preach and teach at the annual retreat.

Jamie and Elisa share their experiences of ministering during the mission in Tanzania so far.


Deacon Larry Oney, founder and president of Hope and Purpose Ministries, preaches during the Mission to Tanzania about stirring up the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and building up the fire of the Spirit in your life!

Charles Ojinga, from Uganda, is part of the Hope and Purpose Ministries mission team for the Mission to Tanzania led by Deacon Larry Oney.  Charles shares about his experience in Tanzania and being part of the Hope and Purpose Ministries team.

Below are some resources from our international missions:

The Faith Series was recorded during our Canada Mission in 2013.

These next 5 teachings were recorded during our 2014 and 2015 East Africa missions.

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