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Tanzania 2016

Monday Musings: Return

I haven’t posted for several Mondays. Did you miss me? I’ve missed connecting with you, but I have a good excuse. This is my first Monday back in the office after nearly four weeks in Africa. The centerpiece of my time was helping to lead Cross of Christ’s third mission trip to northern Tanzania in…

Tanzania Mission Team Update #15: Home

Dear friends, supporters, and Sending Team, The Good Witch from the Wizard of Oz was right.  There is no place like home!  For the majority of the Tanzania Mission 2016 Team, homecoming was Monday after between 30 to 36 hours of travel door to door from Arusha, Tanzania, to Bellevue. For 11 team members, we…

Cross of Christ Lutheran Church Tanzania Mission Team, 2016

Tanzania Mission Team Update #14: School team

(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…

Cross of Christ Lutheran Tanzania Mission Team, 2016

Tanzania Mission Team Update #11: Rural Team

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…

Cross of Christ Lutheran Tanzania Mission Team, 2016

Tanzania Mission Team Update #9: School team

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…

Cross of Christ Lutheran Tanzania Mission Team, 2016

Tanzania Mission Team Update #8: School team

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…