On Sunday, TAFES were doing some deputation at Victory Christian Centre and I went along. VCC is a TAG church and the pastor is a TAFES graduate, has been a TAFES staffworker and continues to be highly supportive of TAFES. The church is a big white closed tent and I […]
Tanzanians love to talk about money, and publicly too. At the end of year service for Elliot’s school in Dodoma, parents all lined up to make very public donations to the school, even if they were very small. There were some pretty big donations too, a source of honour for the donor. […]
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We in Tanzania have faith, but not power. People in Ulaya (the West) have power but not faith. But Luke says the good news is that God gives us faith and power. These are the intriguing words of Canon George Chiteto, one of the chaplains at St John’s University, as […]
Do you remember the lady at the gate? We’ve seen her a few more times since then, always saying she’s poor and needs food, but always with a different story. Sometimes multiple stories in the one day or the one conversation. She’s very skinny; she doesn’t look healthy; she’s shabbily […]
For Christmas Elliot’s grandparents sent us some money to have a blackboard made for him on the side of our house. We needed a fundi to do it and found out that a catechist (like a student minister) of a local congregation does this kind of work. Very few catechists […]
A lady turns up at our gate. She’d seen us at Mama Velo’s wedding near her home. She wasn’t a guest at the wedding and doesn’t know Mama Velo but somehow she’s tracked us down. She asks for money. Primary education is free in Tanzania, but all children require a […]