Spring 2014

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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February 3, 2014

Weekend Football Match

While most of the United States was watching the Superbowl, we had the opportunity to watch a “football” match as most of the world knows it!  As…

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February 1, 2014

  This week we have been dealing with some pretty weighty issues as we explore the opportunities and challenges facing Tanzanians post-independence.  On Thursday we heard from…

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January 29, 2014

After a wonderful weekend at Bagamoyo, we resumed our normal routine of language class in the morning and presentations or site visits in the afternoon. This week…

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