Tanzanians affirm again and again that there is no God like our God. None of the other gods compare to the Most High God. I have always thought that these were statements about God’s power but this week a friend helped me to see that this is also about God’s […]
An expat friend who has lived in Tanzania longer than I have mentioned the other day that she had been asked for the Swahili for ‘comfortable shoes’ and had found it weird. There’s a literal translation you can make (viatu vya kustarehe) except no one would ever say that. You […]
Luphurise Mawere, whose podcast I’ve written about recently, advertised in our networks her online financial literacy classes. She said, “the secret to change your financial situations lies in acquiring right skills, knowledge, strategies and tools that will help to make sound financial decisions.” The response from one senior TAFES associate […]
This week I had the great delight of getting up to date with a podcast series by a TAFES Associate, Luphurise Mawere. She was the leader of a recent Bible study I wrote about too. The podcast is the recording from her weekly program on the radio and the series […]
In the English dictionary, ustawi (ooh-STAH-wee) is prosperity or welfare; mafanikio (ma-fa-nee-KEE-oh) is accomplishment or success. The latter is a very popular topic for teaching in Tanzania. The former does not feature as much, but a long-time missionary suggested it to us as an alternative to mafanikio to distinguish prosperity […]
“If you want a sermon to learn about riches,” said the preacher, “go elsewhere, because we are talking about the pathway to our permanent home.” Then he spent the rest of the sermon talking about attaining success. It was one of those moments when I realised again that what westerners […]
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/105108849 w=600] Tanzania Snapshots is our educational video library, designed to provide cross-cultural perspectives for our partner churches.