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