Not a typical Tumaini morning . . .

  Oddo and I started our day with a meeting with a young mother who has two infant children, Aloise two, and Junior, my guess would be less than a year.  The District Agent sent them to us with a letter, asking us if there was something we could do to help.  We get probably […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It is New Year’s Eve and I am here with most of our Tumaini family.  Some of our older Lutherans have gone to church and Lohai drove them. The children had a choice tonight to begin their new year’s celebration with a movie (Merlin) or dancing and they have chosen the movie.  They are enjoying […]

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…and the countdown begins

The days are numbered until our departure . . . just 16 days until Mary, Reward, Lohai and I return to Tumaini to, first, help our children prepare for their end of year exams and then, to enjoy a safe and healthy Christmas together with a house FULL of volunteers new and returning! Should you […]

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I leave in Four Days!

  Antimalarials? $280.00-Spices for our cook? $44.00- 100 backpacks? Free-you donated them! Extra baggage fee I must pay to take Christmas to 100+ on the other side of the world? $640.00. The look on their faces when they see the love you’ve sent them & the look on yours when you see the look on […]

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Term II Report Cards!!

   

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Back under the net from Mama…

I am writing this from under my mosquito net at Tumaini . . . an uneventful safari (trip) back to the children.  We (Canadian volunteer Tyra Swyck-Blake travelled with me) had an overnight in Amsterdam after getting checked in in Toronto with nine hockey bags, one small suitcase and two carry-ons. We are permitted two […]

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Kwa heri (Goodbye) from Mama . . .

I am leaving today for six weeks with our children in Tanzania and am anxious to reunite with our Tumaini family although it is bittersweet when travelling to one part of my family entails me saying goodbye to the other. All of our primary students will be home for the month of August and I […]

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A Message from Mama . . .

Happy Birthdays to Anna (Big) July 21st and Rashid (only) July 5th!  We love you!!    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNA (JULY 21) HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY RASHID! Lohai has been ill with typhoid The children are for the most part, well.  Anna (Liadi’s sister and not little Anna) was fighting malaria AND typhoid but I understand is on […]

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Hello from Mama in Canada!!

A Message from Mama . . . I am sitting at my desk (in Ontario, Canada) and a chickadee (a small bird native to our area) has been trying desperately, AND I MEAN DESPERATELY, almost all day to break through the glass of my windows and join me . . . it is FREEZING outside […]

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AND . . . Reports for our Haradali Students, Ema, Lazaro, Eva, Angela, Margaret, Mwanahamisi, Vitalis and Paskali! Hongera sana!

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