Welcome to Our New Home

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The most common question that our friends and families have asked us since we arrived is where we live. We’ve been extremely generously welcomed into many of the homes of fellow missionaries, some who arrived on campus just a week before us and some who arrived as many as seven years ago. Now we want to welcome you into ours – virtually for now but we hope in person for many of you. We have plenty of space to house visitors in our new home – two whole guest bedrooms! Msalato Theological College (and Tanzania) is such a breathtakingly beautiful place filled with friendly and generous people. Welcome to our new home!

Video of Our Home

This video is taken from a camera phone, so please excuse the unsteadiness.

Pictures of Our Home

 

Picture of Our Campus and Surrounding Area

Author: Benjamin Locher

Benjamin Locher grew up with his parents and two younger brothers in Johnstown, Pa, about an hour and a half east of Pittsburgh. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., with a degree in government and a minor in Information Systems. It was there that he met and fell in love with his joyful, sweet, beautiful and a only a slight-bit crazy red-headed wife, Elizabeth. They met at the Canterbury Episcopal Ministry and first really got to know each other during a mission trip to Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. After graduating, Ben worked as an Information Technology consultant for CGI Federal in Fairfax, VA and then as a web developer for the action-tank American Solutions, in Washington D.C. Today, he works for SRA International as a web developer at the General Accountability Office, a wing of the U.S. Congress. Ben is a member of St. Paul’s Parish on K Street in Washington, DC, where he is an altar server and ward secretary of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament. He is looking forward to the chance to get out of his comfort zone and share the love of Christ in a more particular way, though he is wondering if his deadpan sarcasm will translate into Swahili!

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  1. Thanks Elizabeth and Ben for posting this about where you are living and the campus. I enjoyed the pics from Sunday’s services. It looked like a wonderful service and so Spirit filled! I remember driving through the bush in Namibia on a Sunday and seeing people in their finest walking miles to church.
    Prayers and blessings for you both.
    Michael

  2. I LOVED the pictures and reading about your life there! If you remember meeting my son, Zach, at your reception at St. Paul’s (right before you moved) — we really do talk about trying to put together the $$ for airfare. We very seriously would like to visit….

    In the meantime, will continue to pray for you and all the wonderful people there!

    Cat Williams

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