‘With One Voice in Tanzania 2015’ Category
The Tanzanian experience will begin at Kilimanjaro, visiting Operation Bootstrap schools in the Arusha and Moshi area. The course will continue south to Iringa and then off the beaten path to Tungamalenga and area Maasai villages. Students will go on safari in Ruaha National Park and visit historic Bagamoyo.
This J-Term program consists of 18 Gustavus students and 2 advisors, Barbara Zust and Pastor Todd Mattson. We will be updating this blog as often as we are able to when we have access to the internet. Thank you for following our exciting journey!
On Tuesday this week we departed from Tungamelenga and headed to Ruaha National Park for a two day stay. It was a bumpy ride there, but it was so worth it driving through yet another beautiful part of this country. Our bus driver Peter, was nice enough to stop so we could begin to see […]
Driving through the village streets of Tungamelenga it was not uncommon to see people in traditional Masaii garb and the next in a mixture of western attire with a Tanzanian flair. The mixture of holding tight to bush culture and the yearning for urbanization worked seamlessly together. Yet the preconceptions we held […]
Written by Kelsey Harms and Rachel Arnold On the 16th we woke up and headed to Tungamalenga village. The three hour ride there consisted of a very bumpy narrow road. We first arrived to the church being greeted by beautiful songs from the people of their congregation. Mothers and children were dancing and clapping for […]
Picture from Liz Olson upon arrival in Iringa!
Blog written by Kristine Rogers and Claire Goblirsch: “On Sunday morning, we arrived at the Maasai Girls School in Arusha in time to participate in their morning Lutheran worship service. The hymns and prayers were spoken and sung in English. Pastor Todd Mattson gave the gospel and the message. Our class performed as the […]
Hello from Tanzania! Today (January 12th) we visited the Kilimanjaro Christian medical center in Moshi. We sang our favorite Tanzanian songs to patients, and the nurses took us to visit almost every ward. One of the coolest parts was when patients and visitors would sing and dance along with us! It showed us how much […]
Jambo! (Hello) On Friday January 9th we visited the Plaster House in Arusha. This facility was founded by Mark Jacobson who is the director of the Arusha Lutheran medical center. Plaster house was founded as a place for children who had disabilities that need surgical corrections and needed a place to recover safely. It is […]
Hello from Tanzania!! The group is having trouble posting their blogs so they have asked me to let you know what is happening until they can do it themselves! I received a long text from Barb last night. The group was in Arusha having pizza. The small cafe they were in had wifi so the […]