July 5, 2013
by Benjamin Locher

Top 10: Our Year in Tanzania

We have arrived safely back home from Tanzania. It’s been wonderful to see our families and friends and to celebrate our arrival in America. But Dodoma has become our second home, and there are many people and things we already miss. So we thought we would share with you the top 10 list of things we left behind in Dodoma, complete with photos!… continue reading

May 14, 2013
by Elizabeth Locher

A Weekend in Chisichili Village

Last Sunday we spent the weekend at Chisichili village, about an hour southeast of Msalato. Chisichili village is the home of our friend Robert Jacob, a first year theology student who does gardening for us. Robert’s father is the pastor of the parish, where he leads worship for three different congregations.


We travelled by dalladalla (local van/buses) and car to get to the village, and once we arrived we got a tour of the area.… continue reading

March 12, 2013
by Elizabeth Locher
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Habari za Tanzania (News of Tanzania)

We have just recently passed the 6 month mark since our arrival in Dodoma, Tanzania, and it has been a really incredible time so far. Although we have moved from one nation’s capital to another, it has been a big shift. Dodoma is a small city, and though it has a couple traffic circles to help us feel at home, there aren’t even any stoplights.… continue reading

February 28, 2013
by Benjamin Locher
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The Victory of God

Here at Msalato, we include a short sermon at Morning Prayer on Monday and Fridays — no longer than four minutes. Here is my first attempt at a sermon.


May I speak to you in the Name of the One, True, and Living God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Nilitaka kuhubiri katika Kiswahili, lakini nilihitaji dakika ishirini kuandika sentensi hii moja.… continue reading

February 1, 2013
by Elizabeth Locher


I thought I would describe some of the adventures we have had over here with local animals. We saw all sorts of animals during the last month while we were travelling in South Africa and Zanzibar, but we’ve had plenty of interesting encounters here in Dodoma, as well.


From the first day we arrived in our new house, we discovered that we had roommates.… continue reading