Water Changes Everything

We are in Jewett, TX, sculpture capital of TX they say: To see the recently completed new bore hole drilling machine. Rockbuster is the name of the manufacturer. Fitting for where this machine will be going. After getting the mud pump primed, at 10:00 CDT – our operator, Victor is starting to drill with the first piece of pipe. We were able to see how all of the components work and were provided with instructions regarding operation. At the conclusionRead more

Thank You

Thank you for following our trip. There may be some updates to fill in some of the missed activities but we hope you have gotten a feel for the beauty of the people of Tanzania. If you would like to help the people of Tanzania please consider donating to Vivo Ut Serviam, a 503c whose mission is to help serve people in areas of need, especially in Tanzania.Read more

Day 18 – Sunday, January 28th – Last Day in Tanzania

The day started with the group, all 7 of us, taking a taxi to Mass. Fr. Salvatory, who met us at the airport when we landed two weeks ago, is studying for a law degree and he invited us to the parish where he is assisting while he is in school. This parish is only a little over a year old. Mass was very nice, Fr. John was the celebrant and gave the homily, and Mass ended with the groupRead more

Day 17 – Saturday, January 27 – Dar es Salaam

Floyd, Lisa , Salty and Denny packed their goods and boarded a plane in the morning from Mwanza to Dar es Salaam to join Karen, Tony and Fr. John. Fr. John had a driver waiting that took us the 1/4 mile to the hotel. The day was spent trying to stay cool in the heat and humidity of Dar es Salaam. Butcher shop with goat for sale The big event was dinner (ask Floyd about the ambiance).Read more

Day 16 – January 26th – Beer, Yeah!!!

Karen and Tony left Mwanza for Dar Es Salaam this morning to meet the young lady they sponsor through Compassion International. Salty and Denny checked out of the Victoria and moved to the Maliaka with Lisa and Floyd. This is a very nice resort. After lunch where some of us had a Tanzanian resorts version of a hamburger we were picked up by Ernest Nyororo (we had dinner at his house in Geita the previous Friday) and his daughter ColethaRead more

Day 15 – Thursday, January 25th – Mwanza on My Own

The group was still on safari so I had the day to myself. It was raining so the morning was spent in the room. When it stopped I decided to walk to the Cathedral, about 1-1/2 miles. I wan’t to get a book from their bookstore. It was the daily readings with a reflection. When I got to the bookstore they only had it in Swahili. I bought some other gifts and then went to look at the Cathedral. TheRead more

Day 14 – Wednesday, January 24th, Mwanza

Fr. John and Denny spent the day together in Mwanza while the rest were on safari (See separate blog). After breakfast at the hotel they headed out. First stop was To meet Fr. Gerald to give him money to replace the pump at St. Aloysius school. After that was done, we headed to Mincon to return the Venturi and to thank them for their generosity and assistance. We then headed to Bujora where the Dimesse Sisters run a center calledRead more

Day 13 – Tuesday, January 23rd, Back to Mwanza

We ate breakfast at the Nsangano. The owner had been at the reception the previous night and had invited the priests to also join us. After breakfast we went back to the parish. Reason we had to go to the parish- Fr. Bulala had a flat and needed someone to change it. Roads in Nyarugusu (after rains) We went back to Geita to say goodbye to the Bishop. He gave us a blessing and sent us on our way. HeRead more

Day 14 – January 24, 2018u

SERENGETI SAFARI (Posted by Salty) Lisa, Floyd, Tony, Karen and Salty were picked up from the Malaika Beach Resort Hotel at 8:00 a.m. by Joseph Edward, our driver from Masumin Tours, in our Toyota safari vehicle, which is like an SUV, except that the entire roof can be popped up to allow passengers a 360-degree view of the Serengeti. First, though, we had to go to Masumin’s office to pay for the safari, since we had not done so earlier.Read more