Tanzania Mission Trip
In northern Tanzania we visit medical missionaries Dr. Mark and Linda Jacobson and their thriving global health ministries, and visit the children at St. Margaret’s preschool and primary school. From there we spend time on safari in the majestic Serengeti National Park before heading to central Tanzania. While there, we join our companion congregation in Kilolo to worship and learn, as well as visit with synod/diocese partners in Iringa.
For more details on where we are doing our mission work, please go to our Mission pages.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
The Mission team had a wonderful last day (Thursday) in Tanzania. Drove to Dar es Salaam in the morning, lunch on the Indian Ocean with St. Margaret’s Academy former students, and celebrated two team member birthdays. Then a midnight flight to Amsterdam! Thank you Tanzania partners for the love and hospitality!
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
We had a long drive today for the Tanzania mission team. We left Iringa and drove through Mukumi National Park on the way toward Dar es Salaam. There was wonderful rural scenery, animals, marketplaces, and waves and smiles.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Our mission team (along with a Swedish group) toured the Iringa, Tanzania diocese today; and learned so much about the partnership with the St. Paul Area Synod–including the Million Tree Project. In addition, they visited a diocese hospital/nursing school in Illula and had lunch with staff. They ended the day at the Huruma Center (a home for orphans and vulnerable children) where the kids sang and showed off their best break dancing moves!
Monday, October 29, 2018
The gospel is spreading in the Iringa region of Tanzania! Our companion church in Kilolo has a new satellite church in Itunduma. Our mission team heard the story of how the community is working hard to hand-craft bricks to build a parish house. Also, the team met with Kilolo church elders and gifted quilts made by our King of Kings quilters!
Sunday, October 28, 2018
The team worshiped this morning with our brothers and sisters in Christ in the small community of Kilolo, had lunch at the pastor’s home, and enjoyed an amazing welcome at the new preaching point called Amani.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Mission Tanzania team spent most of Saturday on the road to Iringa, stopping in the capitol city of Dodoma for lunch at the government center. The rural and urban landscape along the route was so varied and beautiful. The team is looking forward to worship tomorrow with our King of Kings partner church in the small village of Kilolo!
Friday, October 26, 2018
The mission team enjoyed morning devotion and breakfast at their tent camp in the Serengeti, then off on safari. The team saw a huge hippo pool and even the elusive cheetah. They are leaving this afternoon for a two day drive to Iringa to meet up with the Lutheran Diocese.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
The Tanzania mission team sees God’s amazing creation today all throughout the Serengeti National Park.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The Tanzania team left Arusha today and traveled through the land of the Maasai to Ngorongoro crater. The group had a wonderful day with sightings of so many animals and birds.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Dr. Mark and Linda Jacobson have been medical missionaries in Tanzania for 30+ years—and long term partners of King of Kings. Today our Tanzania mission team had the pleasure of touring the Arusha Lutheran Medical Center (ALMC), volunteering at the ALMC hospice program, and breaking bread with Mark and Linda in their home.
Monday, October 22, 2018
The Tanzania mission team had a blast today at St. Margaret’s Academy. The theme of the day was “God created us unique like snowflakes.” They made fake snow as a science experiment, read about animals that live in the snow, and made a penguin craft. The team even got to visit the homes of two St. Margaret’s students.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
On their first full day in Tanzania, the King of Kings mission team worshiped and ate lunch with friends from St. Margaret’s Academy (SMA). After lunch together, they were off to the new secondary school location, which is under construction. They toured the site, planted some shade trees at the school, and drank Fanta in the shade admiring the view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Great first day!