This blog is dedicated to sharing experiences from the joint Immanuel Lutheran Church and Pilgrim Lutheran Church of Saint Paul MN visit to our partner congregations Mkimbizi and Luganga Lutheran Churches of Tanzania.
This morning we visit DIRA and see more trees are being collected for planting. The nursery is starting to be emptied. Along the streets we see many laborers cleaning out the ditches with shovels and pick axes. Many jobs are done with these rough hand tools. Fields, even large ones, are prepared by using only … Continue reading Tuesday – Thursday Final Post
Today is Monday and we don’t have much scheduled. What we have always found is when we have a slice of time something interesting pops up. We walk over to the Iringa Diocese (DIRA) office complex and meet Protas at Radio Furaha, to let him know the funds are available for transfer so he can proceed … Continue reading Monday
We hop in a cab at 6:30 am for the half hour drive to Mkimbizi’s preaching point called Sayuni, high in the foothills above Iringa town. The preaching point congregation is smaller than Mkimbizi. Each service lasts a little over two hours. A couple weeks ago, Dave had been asked by Rev. Mhanga, theology professor … Continue reading Sunday at Sayuni Preaching Point
We are visiting Iringa during the beginning of the rainy season. Up until recently rain has been delayed and crops in the fields have suffered. Some farmers have delayed planting to avoid loss of a crop. People living in town have gardens to supply the family with fresh produce. The gardens are small enough that … Continue reading Saturday