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Final Days in Tanzania

Final Days in Tanzania

We enjoyed a big trip to Ngorongoro Crater! We rode in four safari trucks.

The team made a few stops along the way for souvenir shopping before reaching the campground where we spent the night. The next morning we continued our drive into the crater. Including wildebeest, buffalo, impala, gazelle, elephant, zebra, hippo, crown cranes, ostrich, flamingo, serval, and our highlight… A lioness taking a nap near our trucks on top of a fallen tree! On Wednesday, we journey to Moshe for a souvenir shopping. Let’s just say that some of us are better at bartering than others!

Today, We cleared hundreds of rocks in the fields. Later on, the Massai village chairman arrived with a goat which he donated to our team! What an honor! Most of the team also watched, as they slaughtered and butchered the goat. They will be eating it later. We are looking forward to our bonfire tonight with our host missionaries as special guests sharing their testimonies. Miss Gay has s’mores ready for the team… (But they don’t know that yet!) We are planning to leave the base tomorrow at about 1 o’clock for the short trip to Kilimanjaro airport to begin our journey to debrief. We will appreciate your prayers for traveling mercies.

We asked each of the team members to share a short farewell…

Hi family! I miss you! During the Safari, I got to see so much of God’s beautiful creation. I am glad I got to spend the summer in Tanzania with a great team. I can’t wait to see everyone to share what I learned!- Julia

I have learned so much over this trip! I am thankful for the Lord‘s protection over my team and I pray that our visit made a difference. To God be the Glory. -Ryan

Dear mom, dad, V., and everyone…. We visited the crater and saw giraffes zebras, wildebeest, gazelle, elephant, a lion, flamingos and a little cat. We also had some really good food and went to a buffet. I also got a lot of stuff for my family. The siteseeing was good and I am excited to go home. -Julian

Hi guys it’s Bailey! The sightseeing was amazing! I bought a spear. I can’t wait to see you guys at home! -Bailey

What’s up you guys?! This summer has been absolutely amazing. All the ups and downs we’ve gone through has brought this team together as a family. The worksite and sightseeing were super fun, but the best part of the summer has been the team and growing in Christ. We’ll see y’all soon. - Kate

Hello from Tanzania! The trip has been a blast. Sightseeing to Ngorongoro crater was very beautiful. The best part of the trip is definitely the people, food, and growing together in God. - Issac

The Safari was very fun and eventful. I saw zebras, elephants, giraffes, a lion, springbok, Wildebeests, hyena, warthogs , and many birds. Oh! And a baboon particularly up close… In my seat of the Jeep I was in… Stealing my Texas barbecue Pringles then leaving… but all around a great trip.- Champion

Hi everyone! We went to the crater and saw lots of animals and did some shopping. This trip to Tanzania was a lot of fun and one of the best experiences of my life! - Bizzy

Ayo, it’s Andrew #21 on the team… It was fun seeing and doing God’s work, and that thing was cool. I enjoyed my team and the fun we had. Bwana asefewe. Amen!!! -Andrew

Has truly been a summer of spiritual growth. I hope our absence has had a similar effect in the lives of the families some of us will be going back to you… Keep praising the Lord!!! -Robbie

Hi everyone, this summer was very cool and inspiring. I’m pretty sure we’ve all grown together as a team and don’t want to leave them. But I hope everyone had a good summer. - Daniel

I had a lot of fun in the last week going through the creator and seeing all the animals. And going souvenir shopping I got some pretty big things that I’m hoping to get back to America. - Klint

Hey mom, dad, Eden, and friends, during this last week, we got to go to the crater and see wildlife. We saw giraffes, zebras, lion, and other animals in the wild. We also got to go souvenir shopping. I have bought lots of gifts and weapons. Overall, this summer flew by and I learned many different things and skills. God has moved through me and my whole team this summer. -Ethan

hi everybody, this past week has flown by and we have become a family that is not ready to separate. Love you family. - Ben

Hi! Sightseeing was a blast! I have had so much fun here. I am sad to leave, but I am looking forward to dBrief and seeing my family and friends. - Lacey

This summer was a blast. I’ve learned so much, and have grown a lot. We just finished sightseeing, it was crazy fun. I can’t wait to see everyone back home. - Jordan

Hi everyone! We went on a safari ride and it was so cool to see God‘s wonderful creation. Tanzania is a beautiful country and wonderful people. - Naomi

We visited the crater on Tuesday and it was cool to see God‘s creation. It was so beautiful seeing all the animals at the crater. I can’t wait to tell you about it! See you soon! - Leah

The whole trip was a really life changing experience. The past week between the Maasi church, sightseeing, and souvenir shopping was also really fun. - Josiah

One day left until leaving Tanzania. Eight days left until we fly home. It is going to go by very fast. Everyone else, especially Julia is going to cry a lot. It has been a good summer and we have good stories. See you soon - Samara

This summer I have learned a lot. I am so thankful that God put me on this team. I learned that without God I cannot do this by myself. Tanzania definitely has a special place in my heart. The people are so sweet and beautiful. Hi mom and dad ???? -Bea

I will remember this trip my whole life. I have changed and feel different. My faith is being made stronger. It will feel weird going back. I know for sure I am going to miss this place. The last two days were full of new experiences. I have never bought it before itI will remember this trip my whole life. I have changed and feel different. My face is been made stronger. It will feel weird going back. I know for sure I am going to miss this place. The last two days were full of new experiences. I have never barter before but I feel that I did well, and I did not feel good after doing it. We were entertained by some national dancing and some cool acrobatics. The food was very good. I was so thrilled to have coffee, however I reaped what I sowed which was a night of no sleep. The next day we started our safari trip. As we were arriving, it was very foggy but it’s soon cleared up. Our best moments were when we saw a lion. We saw all but one of the big five. The Whole trip was really good, we saw lots of animals and an amazing piece of God’s creation… I will never forget it. - Noah 

We have 23 teens who are excited about serving the Lord...

We have 23 teens who are excited about serving the Lord this summer! On Sunday we had Orientation Day where the teens were taught various things like how to wash their clothes in a bucket, the proper way to address letters, how to take pictures well, and how to run the Obstacle Course.

Praise the Lord! Only three more days of Boot Camp!

Praise the Lord! Only three more days of Boot Camp! Thursday is our last day of training and we will spend Friday and Saturday helping take down things around Boot Camp and packing up.

Pictures from Tanzania Team

Pictures from Tanzania team

Tanzania in Addis

Tanzania in Addis

Greetings from the base of Kilimanjaro!

We praise the Lord for a safe arrival to Teen Missions’ Tanzania base. All of our bags made it as well. We praise the Lord for those who helped provide for food for the team as they traveled, what a blessing, thank you so much! We were also greatly blessed when we arrived with a wonderful supper prepared by the Tanzania staff.

Greetings in the Lord from Kilimanjaro!

Team Tanzania has had a strong start to our work project nearly completing a long waterline trench from the new borehole to the fields below. We hope to lay the water lines early next week. On Saturday, the team enjoyed their first evangelism with the local children who came for the weekly SS (Sunday School) program. They shared a song, drama, and puppets. They then went outside to played games with the children. Afterwards, the team played volleyball with the TMI Bible school students and staff. On Sunday, we visited a local church in Bomangombe. We were there for almost 4 hours but the team had an awesome time participating in the worship and sharing their presentation. Kate did a great job sharing her testimony. Afterwards, we stopped at a local grocery store and eventually made it back to base. Kilimanjaro finally came out of the clouds today and the team had fun capturing this majestic mountain on their cameras. We also held our 1st official memory verse quiz this evening. It was fun to see how quickly so many have improved!

Jambo Family and Friends!

In the last update, you read about the irrigation system that the team was working on. I am happy to say the team has successfully finished getting the irrigation system to the field which will be a huge blessing to the base here. We have planted over 44 banana trees that will rapidly grow over the next few weeks while we are here, it will be cool for the team to see that take place!

Greetings from Arusha!

Today we traveled to Arusha to attend a church service. The team gave another presentation, Andrew and Lacey gave testimonies… the team performed puppets and did the Battleground drama. Afterwards Mr. Steve gave the morning sermon.

Greetings in the Lord from Team Tanzania!

The team has 'hit their stride' on the work project!
They've now planted over 200 banana plants and about 50 citrus and mango trees. In addition, they've completed about 75% of the sidewalk around the dining/kitchen building. They also finished digging the footer for a new 'tabernacle' building to hold future Tanzania Boot Camp rallies. Yesterday, they backfilled the footer with two dump truck loads of large stones and then poured about 50 feet of concrete into the footer.


It's been another full, fast-moving week for Team Tanzania.
We completed the sidewalk circling the dining room building and poured most of the Tabernacle (Rally) building footer. Some of the team began preparing the steel for the columns. Every two days we help with watering the 200+ banana plants and over two dozen newly planted fruit trees. The team also began work on a Gazebo meeting place perched on a scenic overlook further north of the main campus.

Well, our time is coming to a close here in Tanzania.

It was a busy work week on the Work project… The team completed laying the blocks on the foundation, tied all the steel columns and poured them into the foundation… And then on Friday, the team also poured a concrete cap over the foundation all the way around the building.

Tanzania is on it’s way!

Tanzania 22011 Photos

Tanzania 22011 Photos #2