Tanzanian Mission Builds
For seven years, University Lutheran Church and Student Center made annual trips to Tanzania to do God’s work with our hands. This endeavor was headed up by the enthusiasm of one of our members, the late Paul F. Kleine, whose passion for this project was so evident in his life.
Our synod, the Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod of the ELCA, occasionally sends teams of members from various congregations to Tanzania. Typically, teams spend 2 weeks during the latter part of May or first week of June building simple chapels and worshiping with our Massai brothers and sisters in Christ in their village. Additionally, we have been providing funds and some labor for building cisterns to catch water that runs off the chapels that we build. Each chapel could provide 25,000 gallons of drinking water each year that would otherwise be wasted. The cost is approximately $900 per chapel for the guttering and the barrels. What is most gratifying is that the local villagers are able to do nearly all of the work with very minimal supervision. So........continue to pray for our Tanzania Ministry and check back from time to time to learn of more mission opportunities.