June 23, 2012
by Elizabeth Locher

Elizabeth’s Ordination (With Photos)

On Saturday, June 2nd, I was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons. Throughout the service there was a phrase that stuck in my mind. It came from the bishop’s examination: “In the name of Jesus Christ, you are to serve all people, particularly the poor, the weak, the sick, and the lonely.”

When a person is made a deacon they are, in a particularly intense way, conformed to the servant nature of Jesus.… continue reading

May 6, 2012
by Benjamin Locher
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A Photo and Video Tour of Msalato College

Even though Elizabeth and I have not been to Tanzania yet (or anywhere in Africa, for that matter!), we still want to showcase where we hope to live and work. Once we arrive in Tanzania, we will be sure to chronicle our journey with regular photo gallery updates. In the mean time, please enjoy these photos we have borrowed from others who have lived at the seminary.… continue reading

The Holy Name of Jesus

May 1, 2012
by Elizabeth Locher

One Holy Name She Blesses

Missionary work is kind of a crazy thing to do. Leaving family and friends, home and career to travel halfway across the world and try to find a place in a foreign culture. Plus, there are scary snakes.

And today, Christians exist in every country, even when they are a small minority. In some ways it makes the most sense to stay where you are, and reach out in service and love to those who share a common culture and language with you.… continue reading

Elizabeth and Ben

April 26, 2012
by Elizabeth Locher
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We are glad you are visiting our blog! Throughout our trip we will be updating this page to share our mission and experiences at Msalato Theological College in Dodoma, Tanzania. We invite you to join with us in this missionary journey through engaging with us on this blog and especially by supporting us in your prayers. And if you would like to come visit, let us know about that, too!… continue reading