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Posts from August 2016

Cross of Christ Lutheran Tanzania Mission Team, 2016

Monday Musings: Communion

Maybe I’m still on “Tanzania Time” since I’m just now, on Wednesday, finishing this week’s Monday Musing.  Better late than never, I suppose.  Or as they say in East Africa, roughly translated, “In haste there is no blessing.” I continue to ponder the blessings of being a part of the Traveling Team for Tanzania Mission…

Monday Musings: Transitions

This is a Monday of departures and transitions. Two of my favorite young men, both named David, are just about to begin new adventures and callings in their lives, and I’m missing them already. My son David left yesterday after worship for his junior year in college in Iowa. This isn’t the first time I’ve had to…

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…