First Aid

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Here are just a few examples of how your contributions are not only helping to aid people here spiritually, but also give them relief of physical ailments as well.  Thomas, one of the elders of the church, wanted to relay his gratitude for the toothpaste and toothbrush.  He had been having much pain in his teeth and gums and was only able to eat . . . read more
““We have not inherited this land from our ancestors; rather we have borrowed it from our children.”” - Kenyan Proverb . . . read more
Aggry Moses Wendy Jasper Naomi Thomas Samson Agnes Just a few of the folks from Holy Cross Lutheran at Emmaus Milimani.  They’re waiting for you to write a letter.  Send it via this blog, e-mail it to me, or send it the old fashioned way to P.O. Box 135 Matunda, Rift Valley, Kenya 30205 . . . read more

Holy Groans from Slice of Infinity

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(this is an article I read that articulates so well some of the things that go through my mind) Holy Groans As I write this, I am waiting for a bus on a busy corner in an extremely poor community in Central America, in which I lived for a year and have been visiting now for nine years.  Most of the time, the tragedy of this place fades into . . . read more

Why We Are Here

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Christianity is under attack here, but it is not by overt government persecution, academic condescension, or popular opinion.  To the casual observer it may seem like this region of this country is altogether faring very well as far as the spread of the Gospel is concerned.  There certainly is no shortage of churches, many bearing the name . . . read more

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An amazing find...thank you Nakumatt. Getting their Greek On. Koine. Somewhere Prof. Sippert is laughing. Letter Received Too Young to Write Back Just Yet . . . read more
A little background on the seminary in Chotororo… Up until recently all the of the affiliated churches in the CLC East Africa would send their seminary students to one place in Tanzania.  St. Peter’s seminary in Himo, Tanzania (near Moshi, if you want to see it on a map.)  With the recent troubles at Himo, we are unable to use that building . . . read more
Overtaking Pastors Joseph and Fred on the way down from the seminary in Chotororo. . . . read more

Public Enemy #1

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This “little” fella is your basic East African mosquito.  Sure he looks harmless enough, but he’s got a dirty little secret that he’s all too willing to share.  He can’t help himself, he gets hungry, like any other creature might, and he goes on the hunt…for blood.  In the process, unbeknownst to him, he ends up spreading the . . . read more
Thanks for the question. Right now there are two teachers, with a third to be hired on soon.  There are 107 students enrolled, but the average attendance is around 65 due to problems that parents have with school fees.  There are only 4 grades.  The pre-school is divided up into two sections - baby class and top class.  Then there is . . . read more