Friday, February 4, 2011
Mission in Tanzania
Our very own Nathan Dunlap, arrived safely in Mwanza, Tanzania, after roughly 9,000 miles of travel. This is Br. Nathan's first trip, and Fr. Francis Wardega's last trip for the Office of Foreign Missions (OFM). The OFM is a ministry of teaching, equipping ministers both ordered and lay, for ministry in the Anglican tradition. Nathan and Fr. Francis have met with diocesan bishop, Rt. Rev. Boniface Kwangu. The Bishop's plan is for Nathan to teach in Mwanza, new students at Nyakato Bible School, teaching lesson plans starting with Course 101. Fr Francis will travel to Geita, several hours away, and teach former students, advanced lesson plans. To read the full dispatch, follow the link to the Missionaries of St. John blog site.
Missions is at the heart of what we do at Christ the King. Nathan's trip to Tanzania is an example. However, let us not forget that our very own neighborhood is our mission field. Everyone may not be able to travel 9000 miles, but thankfully most will not have to. It is our mission to share the message of God's grace in Jesus Christ, with our neighbors, friends, relatives, and new acquaintances.
If you are interested in finding out more about our great parish, or the Anglican way, I welcome your inquiry(firstname.lastname@example.org), or come and see for yourself Sunday morning at 10:30 AM. You will be glad you did.
Posted by Fr. Bob Lemmon at 4:47 PM