Section: Tanzania


  • Tea Factory Tour
    Tanzania
    Sep 16

    Tea Factory Tour

    9/15/16 Today’s plan was to visit the UNILIVER Tea Factory in Mufundi. My expectations? A quiet day in the mountainous region in an English like…


  • School Visit
    Tanzania
    Sep 16

    School Visit

    9/14/16 Today we felt like I was back in school; in fact, we spent the entire day at school. It began with a trip to…


  • Tanzania
    Sep 16

    Outstation Visit

    9/12/16 Today we visited an outstation. In many rural areas and some not so rural, the distance to the nearest church is too great to…


  • Tanzania 2016 — The First Two Days
    Tanzania
    Sep 12

    Tanzania 2016 — The First Two Days

    We said goodbye to Sarasota on Tuesday morning for the start of our long trek to Iringa, Tanzania. The long hours of flying, waiting in…


  • Tanzania
    Oct 30

    Eyes Wide Shut

    This describes being a passenger when Doc is driving in Dar es Salaam, amazed that drivers can have a seven foot wide car and squeeze…


  • Seeing spots
    Tanzania
    Oct 30

    Seeing spots

    To complete our visit to Mwagusi, we combined an animal drive with our trip to the airfield.  Our goal for the day was to find…


  • See you soon, baboon
    Tanzania
    Oct 30

    See you soon, baboon

    Today is our last day at Mwagusi.  We woke up because nature called…that is the baboons.  They were having a convention or something.  They were…


  • October 25, 2015
    Tanzania
    Oct 26

    October 25, 2015

    Election day in Tanzania! After fifty years of one party in power, there is a serious opposition party. It has generated much interest. Long lines…


  • Farewell Iringa
    Tanzania
    Oct 24

    Farewell Iringa

    This will be the last posting from Iringa.  Today we have our final meeting with the parish council and a celebration with the congregation.  Tomorrow…


  • The attack of the vendors
    Tanzania
    Oct 24

    The attack of the vendors

    Today was a fun day.  Only a few business meetings and then we off to see some of the local sights of Iringa and do…


  • Do it quietly but do it well.
    Tanzania
    Oct 23

    Do it quietly but do it well.

    Our first activity for the day was a brainstorming session with the parish council.  Now that we have agreed to a partnership, what will it…


  • We were kids in a candy store!
    Tanzania
    Oct 22

    We were kids in a candy store!

    Can’t lie…we were not looking forward to another day in the “tank,” that wonderful vehicle that has jostled us all over the place on bumpy…


  • Today was an emotional day
    Tanzania
    Oct 21

    Today was an emotional day

    Brothers and Sisters in Christ Today was an emotional day.  Our journey took us 45-50 km out of Iringa over roads that defy description.  We…


  • A History Lesson
    Tanzania
    Oct 20

    A History Lesson

    Kichangani is the diocesan-run student center located across the street from the bishop’s complex where we are staying. It is a collection of 8 buildings…


  • Mass in Kiswahili…magic even without subtitles
    Tanzania
    Oct 20

    Mass in Kiswahili…magic even without subtitles

    Joyful, joyful we adore you.  Joy is the first word that comes to mind when attending a Swahili mass. The fourth mass of the day…


  • Hamjambo from Iringa
    Tanzania
    Oct 18

    Hamjambo from Iringa

    Today we begin real efforts to fulfill our mission here. We met with the Sacred Heart Parish pastor, Father Chatilla, along with the parish council,…


  • Tanzania: Culture Shift Friday
    Tanzania
    Oct 17

    Tanzania: Culture Shift Friday

    What a beautiful morning in Dar es Salaam! After a breakfast of egg frittata, rice pilaf (yum) and bread with honey or jelly, we are…


  • Tanzania 10/15/2015
    Tanzania
    Oct 16

    Tanzania 10/15/2015

    Our first sight of the African continent was from 42,00 feet somewhere over Khartoum.  We watched the sun set in amazing shades of red, orange…


  • Tanzania Team Bios
    Tanzania
    Sep 28

    Tanzania Team Bios

    Kathy Howard While I was raised as a military brat and lived in many places, I have been a Floridian for twenty-four years, almost five…


  • St. Thomas More Goes to Tanzania
    Tanzania
    Sep 24

    St. Thomas More Goes to Tanzania

    STM Parishioners Charlie O’Donnell, Stan Muessle, Kathy Howard, and Terry Houlihan. During the month of October, four of our parishioners will be in Iringa, Tanzania…