Church of the Word, Gainesville
The Church of the Word has supported Bishop Given and his wife Lillian from before their time in Kondoa.
Bishop Given Gaula fellowshipped at Church of the Word in 2010, while he studied in a local seminary. The Church of the Word supported Bishop Given, Lilian and their three children while he ministered in Tanzania, gained his PhD in New Zealand and since his consecration as Bishop in Kondoa. Dan and Francine Thomas have made several trips to Tanzania.