Monday, July 25, 2016

‘I grew up in this church’:

A video story of faith formation in Tanzania

The Living Lutheran just published a video story of Rahel Mwitula-Williams, a third-generation Lutheran Rahel tells about growing up in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. Her faith was shaped in part by her grandfather, who was one of the first local missionaries in Tanzania, trained by Lutheran missionaries. Rahel now works as a manager for global relations for the ELCA. You can watch the complete video by clicking on this link.

Photo: Half-way through the video is the above photo, which Joe took of a procession of bishops at Bishop Ambele Mwaipopo's installation service in Sumbawanga, Tanzania, in September, 2014.

Joe and Deborah are missionaries living in Arusha, Tanzania, where they are the East Africa Regional Representatives for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and work in Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, and Uganda. Their daughter, Christa, will be a freshman at the University of Southern California this fall.