mission trips

Jon Hitz: Tanzania will not forget you

Jon Hitz from Ascension Lutheran Church in Columbus, NE has been an eager member of our annual mission trips to Tanzania five times.  At age 75, he has a spry step and can outwalk the younger members. His enthusiasm is unmatched. His jokes may be corny, but his upbeat attitude is refreshing. Jon has a

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Buhangija Albino Center

One of the most sobering places we have visited the last few years on our annual mission trip the Buhangija Albino Center in Shinyanga.  This is a place where we see the innocence of youth and learn of the evils of man. The Buhangija Albino compound is one of 4 or 5 similar compounds in

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Hannah is baptized at 98

BY: Judy Irwin Murphy, NC Can you imagine what it would be like to be going about your daily chores and have a group of strangers show up on your street, come to your house and tell you of someone you had never heard of before?  These strangers are of a different color, they don’t look

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