Spring 2011

March 28, 2011

I hope the delay in posting has not been too long!  We did not have internet on our trip through Nyarero, Mogabili, and Shirati.  Goshen College also…

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March 20, 2011

We arrived in Kemgesi late on Thursday night after our long safari through the rolling hills of surrounding villages. Kemgesi town is nestled on the slopes of…

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March 19, 2011

We left early Thursday morning for Kenyana, a very rural town about an hour west of Mugumu.  We met Josh Miller and the pastor of the Mennonite…

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March 19, 2011

Emily Bowman and Laura Krabill are both living in Mugumu town, about an hour west of the Serengeti National Park.  Mugumu is a town with connections to…

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March 18, 2011

Nata is a small town of several thousand people on the western edge of the Serengeti National Park. Erica Grasse, David Graber, and Jonathan Mast are living…

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March 13, 2011

This past week marks our first service visit!  Thursday and Friday we spent in Murangi, a town about 1 ½ hours south of Musoma directly on Lake…

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March 4, 2011

On Sunday the students and our family attended the Nyabange Mennonite Church in Nyabange, a small village on the outskirts of Musoma where the Mennonite Theological College…

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March 3, 2011

Ikoma Cultural Center

During our visit to Grumeti we stayed at the Ikoma Cultural Center located between Mugumu and Nata.  The cultural center is run by Agnes and her husband…

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March 1, 2011

Grumeti Reserve

Tanzania’s land management comprises a mix of complete protected areas (national parks like the Serengeti), areas where wildlife can be comsumed (wildlife management areas – WMA), and…

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March 1, 2011

Serengeti National Park

After our night on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater we helped break down camp and load the land cruisers for our trip to the Serengeti, about a…

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