Mibos was founded in 1999 by John Francis Zembwe and Hassan Rangi, both members of the Kigoma Community.
On a day-to-day basis, MIBOS has 15 members (eight women and seven men) who work from the Kigoma office. With the 1150 members, who are the direct beneficiaries of the programs implemented throughout 45 associated villages. Active in the Kigoma region since its foundation, MIBOS also opened an office in Mwanza at the beginning of 2013. As a Non-Profit Organization, MIBOS relies on the time and generosity of donors and volunteers.
John F. Zembwe - Executive Director
Pastor John Francis Zembwe serves the Lord being a Canadian Missionary under the Bible Centered Ministry International (BCM), a ministry reaching children for Christ worldwide. In 1998, Pastor Zembwe and his wife Nabita Mkunde in collaboration with other pastors in Tanzania, initiated the International Good Samaritan Mission/ Mission for Improvement and Boosting Organizational Services to the community (a not for profit Christian charitable focusing in development, income generating and church planting services).
In 2001, Pastor John Francis Zembwe joined the Calvary Missions International/Calvary Chapel Worship Center and served the Lord in conducting church leader’s seminars under Pastor Rich Jones. In 2005, Zembwe immigrated to Canada with his family where he settled in London, Ontario. While in Canada, Zembwe joined the Open Door Christian Fellowship London that supported him to go back to Africa where he started a network of evangelical Pentecostal churches in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania.
The church he started is called “Community of Pentecostal Evangelical Elim Churches of Africa/Open Door or in short” CEPEA Open Door Church”. Zembwe was appointed to lead the CEPEA Open Door Church” being its Overseer in Tanzania and in the Congo. The vision of MIBOS is to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ and collaborate with other like-minded Christian organizations to efficiently serve the Lord in the spirit of brotherhood, collaboration, and unity.
Nabita N. Mkunde - Board member
Alongside with her husband Pastor John Zembwe, Maman Nabita Nyarukundo Mkunde has been a missionary in Tanzania. In 1998, Mama Nabita and her husband Pastor John Francis Zembwe in collaboration with other pastors in Tanzania, initiated the International Good Samaritan Mission/ Mission for Improvement and Boosting Organizational Services to the community (a not for profit Christian charitable specialized with development, income generating and church planting services).
She has mostly involved into women department and children counseling and food assistance services. She also supports her husband to carry out the ministry they were both called to lead. Nabita enjoys seeing the children being fed both spiritually and physically. Nabita, John and their children joined the Open Door Christian Fellowship that they consider now to be their home church. Nabita and her husband Zembwe, have nine (9) children in addition to 15 children rescued from distressed situations for whom they either offer fulltime care or support for their educational fees. Nabita is involved into Intercession and prayer department and she is the Founder Board member of MIBOS.
Hassan Rangi - General Secretary
Hassan Rangi was born in Tanzania. His wife, Marry Hassan and he joined this Ministry of the International Good Samaritan Mission /Mission for improvement and boosting organizational services to the community in 1998 when they were called to serve the marginalized people.
Since 1998 up to date, Hasan and his wife have been serving the Lord through several activities as stipulated in the vision and mission of the organization. They have assisted the vulnerable children; also strengthened rural farmers both in Kigoma and Mwanza region and much more.
Musa L. Francis
Rick is an American Structural Engineer with degrees from SUNY University at Buffalo in New York and from The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). Currently, he works as a structural engineer in New York, NY. Rick first began working with MIBOS 6 years ago on water well projects and is currently involved in the design of the new school for orphans in Kigoma.
Patrick F. Woodtli
A Canadian citizen, Patrick is a trained anthropologist with a background in business development. Patrick has been working with us since 2013 as a Programme Management Advisor in both the Kigoma and Mwanza areas.
Masamichi is from Japan and currently lives in the USA. He is a structural engineer and graduated from SUNY University in Buffalo. He met the MIBOS team in Tanzania some 10 years ago during his holidays, and has been involved with us ever since.