Posts from July 2016

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Good Start Back to School Drive: Deals for the week of 7/31!

by Kristie Walker

  Do you miss the smell of freshly-sharpened pencils?  Does the thought of rows of crayon boxes make your heart happy?  Or do you just want to know that your next trip to Target can make a big difference in the life of a child? Congregations for Kids is once again holding its annual Good Start […]

Tanzania Mission Team Update #14: School team

by Kristie Walker
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church Tanzania Mission Team, 2016

(This update was written Sunday, July 20, 2016.  We have been without internet access until today.) Greetings from the Tanzania Girls School Team! After a busy Saturday, we had another day of visiting a local congregation we have been in partnership with and enjoyed our Sunday Worship with the Olodongoro congregation.  Pastor Nangole showed us […]

Tanzania Mission Team Update #13: Rural team

by Kristie Walker
Cross of Christ Lutheran Tanzania Mission Team, 2016

What a day!  We spent the day traveling down into the Ngorongoro Crater and doing a 1-day safari.  The weather was cold, windy and cloudy at the rim of the crater but as we descended the 600 meters down, it got sunnier and warmer.  We immediately started to see wildlife and it was a day […]

Tanzania Mission Team Update #12: Rural team

by Kristie Walker
Cross of Christ Lutheran Tanzania Mission Team, 2016

We had a normal start to the day today and left the Wasso Guest House around 8:30.  We had a lot of driving to today as we needed to go from Wasso to Edulen.  It was a long day of driving.  Along the way, we got to see more giraffes and lots of zebras (it’s […]

Tanzania Mission Team Update #11: Rural Team

by Kristie Walker
Cross of Christ Lutheran Tanzania Mission Team, 2016

We woke early on Sunday to travel about an hour to Arash where we were to worship and visit the Women’s clinic.  Unfortunately, we learned that their service was starting at 7:30 and since there the Wasso Guest House couldn’t serve breakfast before 7:00, we weren’t able to be there at the start of the […]

Tanzania Mission Team Update #10: Rural Team

by Kristie Walker
Cross of Christ Lutheran Tanzania Mission Team, 2016

We’ve spent the last couple days based out of Wasso after moving from the Catholic Guest House in Loliondo.  It has more space for everyone, more than 1 sink for the 12 of us, and is more comfortable.  Wasso is a very small town and only about a 5-10 minute drive (on bad dirt roads) […]

Tanzania Mission Team Update #9: School team

by Kristie Walker
Cross of Christ Lutheran Tanzania Mission Team, 2016

After an amazing week at the MaaSAE Girls Lutheran Secondary School, the team headed out Saturday to the surrounding area to visit a church and a boma, the traditional Maasai home of one of the students. (By the way, you’ve probably noticed the spelling of MaaSAE for the school’s name and for Maasai the people […]

Tanzania Mission Team Update #8: School team

by Kristie Walker
Cross of Christ Lutheran Tanzania Mission Team, 2016

Praise the Lord, the MaaSAE Girls Lutheran Secondary School Team has completed an amazing week with the approximately 350 students and their very committed staff and faculty. It began Sunday with a very Lutheran yet very African worship service led by the recently retired District Pastor Nangole who has been a true friend to the […]

Good Start Back to School Drive: Deals for the week of 7/24!

by Kristie Walker

Do you miss the smell of freshly-sharpened pencils?  Does the thought of rows of crayon boxes make your heart happy?  Or do you just want to know that your next trip to Target can make a big difference in the life of a child? Congregations for Kids is once again holding its annual Good Start Back […]

Tanzania Mission Team Update #7: Rural team

by Kristie Walker
Cross of Christ Lutheran Tanzania Mission Team, 2016

Habari za leo?  (How are you today?) We woke up yesterday at Sister Angelika’s and had a good night’s sleep.  We had breakfast and then got to tour the school some more.  This time we got to interact with the children a little more.  We had donated a couple soccer balls to the kids and […]