What's happening at Maisha Na Maji (Living Water), a United Methodist Mission in Tanzania.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Quote of the Day: Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open. Rose Lane
It is still raining very heavily every day, so the long rains are still with us. The only way you can know for sure that the long rains have gone is to see brick makers at work because they always wait. Heavy rain can wipe out a week's work, so they wait. Edina's neighbor died of malaria yesterday leaving three small children as orphans having lost her husband to a bus wreck just three months ago. Life can be harsh. We sent some money for food but will send more after the funeral to make sure the kids get fed. We have three more evangelists that want to go to Bible School to become pastors. This will cost about $2,000 a year which is cheap, but we don't have $2,000, so maybe we can send them one at a time. You have to be able to adapt and to learn good stewardship if you are to be an effective missionary. On a bright note, Shaban came back from Mwanza this afternoon with a case of diet Pepsi for this old diabetic. I haven't had a soda of any kind in months, so even at a dollar a can, this will be a nice break from just water and tea. People here don't need to diet, so not much in the way of diabetic food stuff around. I was very grateful.