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February 2010 Update

Dear friends,

Utukufu kwa Yesu Kristo! Glory to Jesus Christ!

And greetings from St. Augustine, FL. I am here at the Orthodox Christian Mission Center for the next several weeks until heading overseas. Continue reading


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It’s more than a trip

When speaking to me and others about the upcoming work of us five new long-term missionaries with the Church in Tanzania, folks have frequently referred to our efforts as a “mission trip.”  As in, “James is going on a mission trip to Tanzania.”

Growing up in Kenya I encountered a lot of teams on “mission trips.”  A mission trip is a wonderful thing– a group of people sacrifice their vacation to participate in the life of a Christian community far from their own.  They construct schools and churches, they feed the hungry, they provide medical ministration, they teach; and more than any of this they come as ambassadors to participate first-hand in work far away.  They bring friendship and they build lifelong relationships.  We Africans were greatly encouraged by the love that these teams shared with us.  Mission trips are wonderful things.

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Podcast on the Tanzanian Church

Kevin Allen of “The Illumined Heart” has a great podcast about the growth of the Orthodox Church in Tanzania.  Listen to it here!

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