Ephraim D. Muro

I met Ephraim D. Muro in early 2016 during a mission trip to Moshi, Tanzania.  Standing in line for a pot luck dinner at his church, he insisted that I go first, which then became a point of respectful disagreement.  Knowing how age was so respected in their culture, I was somewhat offended that he … Continue reading Ephraim D. Muro

Pole Pole

The majestic loneliness of Mount Kilamanjaro casts its spell on you the moment you first see it.  Standing over 19,700' tall, it is the tallest single peak (not in a mountain range) on the planet.  It's a bashful mountain, hiding its true beauty behind cloud cover and hazy skies most of the time.  While spending … Continue reading Pole Pole

Uduru Schools

The schools I saw in Tanzania were hard to take.  The Uduru Lutheran Parish schools have many students eager to learn, but have limited supplies and resources. Students wear uniforms, sharp-looking sweaters using colors of the Tanzanian flag: black, green, blue and yellow.  Uniforms are required, but many families can hardly afford the tuition.  As shown above, … Continue reading Uduru Schools