International Women’s Fund: Esther’s Story

Hear from Esther Mahagachi, an IWF 2017 recipient and student at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. 

My name is Esther Muhagachi and I am married to Bishop Amos Muhagachi. We are blessed with four children: Violet (24), Victor (22), Grace (20), Peace (15). I have been working for 10 years as Director of Grace and Healing Ministry Dodoma (GHMD) under Tanzania Mennonite Church. In this role, I have been supervising the health team that helps people living with HIV/AIDS and the most vulnerable children in the community. I also provide counseling and guidance to people living with HIV/AIDS, encouraging drug adherence, prevention of infections, and facilitate the trauma healing and mentorship program within the diocese. In addition, I am also in charge of the Stand with Students program for the most vulnerable children registered in the program. 

Currently I am working towards a Masters of Art in Christian Formation (MACF) at AMBS

I am so thankful for the support I received from Mennonite Women USA. I really appreciate your support because I am staying on campus with my husband and our youngest child, Peace, who is studying at Bethany Christian School. We are so humbled by the care and support we are receiving at AMBS we feel at home even though we are far away from home.

Joining the seminary is a blessing to my life and I can say it is a dream coming true. It was my inner call to serve God in church ministry, but some obstacles and discouragements delayed me. I believe this is the right time that God wants to use me. I am ready for His work in any way that God wants to use me. I decided to come to the seminary to learn more about how I can respond to God’s call. Pray for me as I am pressing on to the ministry that God has called me to do.

Thank you so much once again,

God bless you.

2 thoughts on “International Women’s Fund: Esther’s Story

  1. Carolyn Heggentv on said:

    Esther, I have seen your leadership gifts at work in Kenya and am grateful you are having an opportunity to study at AMBS. Blessings galore! Carolyn

  2. Raymond M Martin on said:

    I am so blessed to see what you are doing Esther and to know that the Church around-the-world can work together to bring healing and hope to those who in need. God bless you ad your husband as you learn and minister.

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