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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.

The team did evangelism at Kideri village on Friday and Saturday. We showed films during the evenings. We shared a short program and then presented the 'Jesus' film. We could hear some of the crowd praying to receive Christ during the invitation after the film. Even though we returned to the TMI base late past our 'bed time'... it was worth it!

This morning, we were up early for a 7:00 am church service in Siha (up on Kilimanjaro). It gets cool in a hurry on the mountain. It was only 59 degrees! The church members loved our version of Jesu ni Wango... Lacey and Ben shared their testimonies and did a great job! After the service, the team was blessed with a special 'breakfast' provided by the church. So fun!

This afternoon, we celebrated Miss Gay's birthday with cake and ice cream. We plan to have our second bon-fire this evening as well.

Next week, is scheduled as our last full week on the work project so we hope to push hard and get as much done as possible.

Here's some testimonies from the team members:

This week has been great
with making concrete for the footer of a new structure we're building for the boot camps here in Tanzania! for seeing team members get more comfortable with sharing in devos
for attending a very welcoming congregation where in the Pastor invited us to his house to share a meal. Praise the Lord for a week of adventure, good health and through it all good humor! — Robbie

Hi everybody, my time in Tanzania has had many ups and downs but its been mostly ups making friends and having good leaders. We are going to go sightseeing soon and I hope its going to be a lot of fun... and I will tame a lion pride — Klint

Hello from Tanzania! This week we made lots of concrete and planted some mangos. We went out several times to do EV for the kids, and we showed the JESUS film too. It was great seeing the kids so invested in the movie. Throughout this trip I have learned to trust in Jesus and to follow whatever he has in store for me. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 has really stuck out to me because it says we shouldn't focus on our troubles for they will soon be gone but to fix our gaze on the things that we can't see for they will last forever. I am having a great time and everyone loved your cookies on the bus to the airport, Janelle. Bye! — Bizzy

Jambo everyone! This week we got to plant orange and mango trees. We also got to show the JESUS film to the kids. It was awesome to see the kids gathering from all around to see the movie. I really enjoy doing EV and sharing the gospel to everyone. Deuteronomy 31:8 has spoken to me that God is with me and will never leave me so I should never be discouraged or afraid. I can't wait to share what I learned to the people at home. To my family, I miss and love y'all. Happy Birthday Makai! I hope you had a great birthday! Miss you. —Naomi

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.

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.

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!

Tanzania is on it’s way!

Tanzania 22011 Photos

Tanzania 22011 Photos #2