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Mission Sunday Letter

The following letter was written to a parish Church School for Mission Sunday:

To my friends in the Church School of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church,

Kristo amefufuka!  Christ is risen!

I know it’s a little early to say this, but it is what I will hear when I arrive in Tanzania just after Pascha this year.  I will respond by saying, “Kweli amefufuka!”  Truly, He is risen!

This language– Kiswahili– is what you would speak every day if you were growing up in Tanzania.  It is what I heard and spoke when I was growing up in East Africa as well.

Life in Africa is a little different from life in Cincinnati. Continue reading

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