Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 29, 2015 – Always Something to Do!

Since I didn’t go to Moshi yesterday, I taught religion to the third and fourth graders at the local school – the story of Jesus at the wedding at Cana.  Christians are told not to drink here in Tanzania, so … Continue reading

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April 27, 2015 – Pastor John visits Grand Island!

Today was text study day.  Pastors from central Nebraska gather at Messiah Lutheran there to talk about next Sunday’s lessons, and share sermon ideas.  Also our mission today:  to visit all 3 ELCA churches in GI and the Conestoga Mall. … Continue reading

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April 28, 2015 – Pastor Carolyn’s Trip to Moshi Canceled.

Unfortunately, my trip to Moshi today is postponed.   I was looking forward to the trip very much, but the car that was going to be used has broken down.  Four wheel drive vehicles are a definite must here this … Continue reading

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Monday, April 27, 2015 – Pastor John Visits Area ELCA Churches

This morning, Dave took Pastor John to visit Trinity Lutheran Church in Wolbach, about 15 miles north of St. Paul, and met Vicar Marcia Dorn. Then, we traveled to Dannebrog, about 15 miles southwest of St. Paul, to see Our … Continue reading

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 – Worship and a Welcome Dinner for Pastor John at St. Mark’s

On Saturday, April 26, Pastor John was welcomed at our Saturday evening worship service.  He preached the sermon and celebrated at Holy Communion.  Following the service, he joined many from the congregation for supper at the local Runza Restaurant.  He … Continue reading

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 – EIGHT Baptisms at Tema Parish!

Sunday, April 26 This morning I baptized 8 children, including a set of twins.  All were babies except for a little boy who was about 2.  He did not want to be baptized.  An elder restrained him from kicking while … Continue reading

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Pastor Carolyn’s Sermon for April 19, 2015

Sermon Easter 3 Tema Parish    I Peter 5:1-5, John 21:15-19 May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer.  Amen. Grace, mercy, and peace to … Continue reading

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April 18-24, 2015 – New Posts from Pastor Carolyn!

April 18 – Saturday There is a gathering planned at Pastor John’s house today.  His wife returned yesterday and today all but his youngest son will be there. He is at the university and can’t make it. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Friday, April 22, 2015 – Pastor John’s been BUSY!

Pastor John has been busy the past few days.  On Thursday, he got to talk with his son, Erick, on Skype from Arusha, though the video didn’t work.   In the afternoon, Pastor John and Dave led a Bible Study … Continue reading

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Friday, April 22, 2015 – Getting Ready for Sunday!

I haven’t been able to send much in the way of text or photos this week.  The wireless connections are spotty!  I am also having trouble buying the phone time I need.  Hopefully this will be resolved this weekend. I’m … Continue reading

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