You may send your very welcome gifts and donations directly to Pastor Gervase Masanja using MoneyGram or Western Union. He feels that the postal system in Tanzania is not reliable enough.
Note: Paypal is not the best option as residents of Tanzania and some other countries are not allowed to receive money via PayPal. We have known Ruth for a number of years and trust her completely to forward the funds to us as pre-arranged. So if PayPal is your best option, you may send it to Ruth and she will forward it via MoneyGram. Please understand that she will have to take some of your gift for the fees.
There are other ways to send donations, but they have their drawbacks.
The postal system is quite unreliable, and Pastor Gervase does not recommend it, as it is commonly expected there, that postal workers steal from the mail. That may not always be true, but it is a risk.
You could make a direct deposit into his bank account, but that proves to be very expensive internationally. Some banks discourage it completely.
This direct deposit method works for some. Use with care.
(3 ) A direct bank deposit into our account (then notify us by using the contact form);
(1)Correspondent/intermediary Bank Name: BHF BANK FRANKFURT, GERMANY
SWIFT CODE: BHFBDEFF500
(2)BENEFICIARY BANK NAME: TWIGA BANCORP LTD
(3)BENEFICIARY ACCOUNT NUMBER: 5016298001
(4)BENEFICIARY NAME: PENTECOSTAL FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH - NATIONAL
Intended Recipient: Gervase M. Masanja
City: Dar Es Salaam
Address: P.O. Box 9848, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Indicate Currency ______ Amount _____
Then, of course, you will need to enter your own name and address. When you have completed the sending, you will have a receipt with a Control number (Reference). You will need to email Pastor Gervase to tell him this, and your name and address, and the amount and currency, so that he can go to the nearest Western Union (or MoneyGram) office to claim it. Use this Contact Form to inform Pastor Gervase of the gift you are sending this way.