Bishop Makala and members of the South East of Lake Victoria diocese traveled to Kishapu to receive solar heaters and cows to distribute to the needy in their region. They were provided by the UHAI NA MAZINGIRA project. Translated this means life and environment.
Christmas time is near and it is a traditional gift giving time. These people in Tanzania are receiving needed gifts to improve their life and environment. They are so happy to get a cow which provides milk for their family and they can sell the milk as a source of income. They eventually can slaughter it for sale and consumption. The people receiving the gifts were required to travel to Arusha to go through livestock training and are given instruction manuals to remind them of what they learned before they got their cow. This is a big deal and a real blessing.
The other item being given are solar heaters that will heat the water for domestic use in the home. Remember that Tanzania is right under the equator, so this is a great way for them to use the solar energy without having to search for wood to burn and is much safer. Again, this is a real treat for the family. Twenty cows and solar heaters were given in all. You can see the anticipation and happiness at receiving these gifts.
Last Sunday in church Bob Allen Mission coordinator for the Mid South District of the LCMS talked about the gifts of cows and goats to families at Christmas. As we shop for our families and Christmas, consider how much you could bless a family with a gift of a cow or solar heaters. Contact Bob Allen if you are interested in learning how to do this. He is leading a mission trip to Tanzania in May and these gifts would be just as welcome then.
Enjoy the pictures….
truck arrives with cows