Rafiki Means Friend

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Posted by Marilyn Hourican on

In between meetings, feasts, and ceremonies we gather in front of the church in Wilunze. I recognize a woman singer who performed with a Parish drum choir for us. She smiles, flashing beautiful straight, white teeth. She is wearing a beautiful pattern top and skirt, and she is carrying a...

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St John's Church, Wilunze Parish, Kikombo Village

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Posted by Nancy Searby on

We've visited Wilunze Parish two days now. Each day, I learn a little more. For example, note the title of this blog. I now understand why I couldn't find Wilunze on the map when I looked for it on Google maps. That's the parish name. There are 2 parishes in Kikombo - Kikombo Parish an Wilunze...

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Heading out East on Main

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Posted by Marilyn Hourican on

The St D's group piled into the Land Rover today at 9:30 and headed out East on the main highway through Dodoma for several miles, turning right on a dirt road for several more miles on our way to Wilunze. Everything is dry because the rainy season is from November through March. We are on a...

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The First Day in the Village

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Posted by Claire Lee on

Being in the village was such a humbling experience.  It was great to know that as we gave thanks and praise for all of you back home that all of you were praying for us and the members of the village. It was amazing to get to meet some of the people, especially the youth, to see the bond...

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Arrival & First Day

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Posted by Nancy Searby on

Our flights to Dar Es Salaam went well, as did our 7-hour bus ride to Dodoma. As our bus traveled across the country, we went from coastal to tropical to agricultural to arid landscapes. Here in Dodoma, we needed a light jacket as we ate outside in the hotel courtyard amidst tropical...

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Preparing for Launch

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Posted by Stephen Shepherd on

It is the night before we leave. Wednesday morning 11:15 flight from Dulles Airport. What a difference two years makes. The first time I was travelling to Tanzania two years ago I was filled with stress and anxiety the night before. I was travelling to a developing part of the world for the...

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