Spring 2014

February 28, 2014

Serengeti National Park

The safari - Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 2014 On Wednesday we broke camp at Ngorongoro and loaded the Land Cruisers for the short hour trip to Olduvai Gorge (Oldupai…

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February 26, 2014

The safari - Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 2014 While the students get settled into their service assignments, we’ll update you on the week-long trip from Dar es Salaam to…

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February 24, 2014

Students begin service!

I am writing on Monday evening having finally hung the last mosquito net in our new house and Isaac and Mara are tucked in.  We are living…

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February 23, 2014

Safely in Musoma

This is a quick post to indicate we’ve arrived safely in Musoma.  We arrived mid-afternoon on Saturday and spent the night at the Mennonite Center in Musoma,…

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February 16, 2014

Farewell to Dar

It has been a busy end of the week as we prepare to leave Dar.  On Wednesday we had our last unit house meeting and shared the…

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February 16, 2014

On Monday we visited Benjamin Mkapa Secondary School in Dar es Salaam to better understand the educational system in Tanzania.  We met the principal, several teachers, and…

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February 12, 2014

Dance & Music

It is time to share with our family and friends how we’ve shed our Mennonite propensity to sing standing still!  We’ve exchanged it for the rich Tanzanian…

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February 9, 2014

Friday the group was treated to a visit to Nyantira Mennonite Church south of the city.  We boarded a rented bus and traveled about an hour to…

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February 6, 2014

MEDA Visit

  On Tuesday morning we switched the morning and afternoon routines.  Instead of Swahili in the morning, we rented a bus to visit the Mennonite Economic Development Association Tanzania…

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February 4, 2014

Today we were honored to have the opportunity to visit with the top Islamic leader in Dar es Salaam, Sheikh Alhaj Alhaad Musa.  We first visited Sheikh…

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