The IPFBM Council of Eight has approved and welcomed its newest partner from Africa, The Holy Baptists Independent Churches of Africa. This association has eight churches, along with a school, college, dispensary, and orphanage in Rorya, Tanzania, East Africa. Chris Hindal first met Rev. Naftali Ojwando at a Bible conference in Suna Migori, Kenya, in 2006; he and 13 church members had walked three days to attend this conference. The IPFBM praises God for this light in a dark place, furthering the work of Christ.