As a missionary and agriculture development worker in rural Tanzania, I have countless opportunities to teach both Bible and agriculture. Everyone wants the knowledge I (am perceived to?) possess,* and I am regularly invited to teach new groups of people. But my time is limited and finite.** Perhaps the least mentioned task of cross-cultural workers is one of the most important skills for them to develop in order to be effective in their work.
I sent out our family’s email version of the May work report a couple of days ago. And it was really long. So I’ve decided to break it up into sections here on the blog. Today’s installment is the “Family and Life” segment.
Also — and because I’ve shortened your reading for the day, my friends — I’m going to add in a few extra of life’s anecdotes. Continue reading
The Geita team desires to train others for mission. We recognize we have a responsibility to disciple others who would be involved in foreign mission work and/or cross cultural ministry. For this reason, each summer we invite college students to Geita for a missions internship.
During summer 2013 Christie and I will be the only Geita team family here, and so we are hosting the interns on our own. We have two spots remaining for male interns. Are you interested in spending your summer in small-town Tanzania? Or do you know someone who is?
The Geita internship is an 8-week program in which the college student’s primary roles are observing and learning. The goal is for the intern to experience and understand cross-cultural ministry and everything it entails. Continue reading