Thursday, December 31, 2009

Laundry Fundraising Update

Another Big Thank You for all who donated to support the International Health Partners during this past Advent.

A grand total of $9634.65 was given towards the temporary laundry facility for the Nyakato Health Clinic in Mwanza!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

An albino girl smiles in Mitindo Primary School in Nyawilimilwa, Mwanza.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Eye Clinic Update

Here's a recent photo of the eye clinic. The roof is on and half of the outside walls are browned, along with a good start on the inside ones. The door frames are about 80% complete, as is the electrical conduit. The roughed in plumbing has now started.

Here is a shot of the clinic at the stage when the Atonement group departed Nyakato. At this time all the exterior walls, some interior walls and three roof trusses were up.

Here is a shot from after the group first got started at the construction site.

Here is a shot of the empty slab. It is amazing to see the building and it's progress.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Shout out to our Newton Partners

Here's a picture of our M4M partners from Newton, Iowa - the picture was taken while they were working at the Nyakato Clinic.

My mom and I drove through Newton today on our way to Chicago.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Thank You to Paula and Denny!

Loren, Paula, Denny and Ruth at Atonement on Sunday morning. It was truly a blessing to have Paula and Denny with us over the weekend.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Thank You to all who attended the dinner and evening of sharing last night. It was a wonderful night with the Lofstroms and we appreciate all the continued support for Atonement's mission work for Tanzania.

Stay tuned as we see how God works though us to be a part of the future in Tanzania and the work being done there through the Lofstroms and International Health Partners..

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Dinner and Sharing Tonight

Join us TONIGHT for an evening of sharing and dinner with Gabe, Paula and Denny.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Faces of Tanzania

Thanks to Elsie for sharing some of her pics of the faces of Tanzania.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Giraffe Story from Jim P

While working in the lab at the clinic, Jim heard this little girl crying so he gave her his giraffe.

"She was waiting with her mother and a friend to see a doctor. I am not sure what her problem was other than she was not feeling well. She did stop crying after I gave her the giraffe however."

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tanzania Presentation Planning Meeting

Don't forget...

We will be meeting tonight, Tuesday, 9/22 at 6:00pm in Room 104. Please be on time as we will end promptly at 7pm-if not before. Thanks!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Lions in the Crater

This lion couple was sunning along one of the roads in the Ngorongoro Crater.

There were at least six lions all lounging in the field together.

This guy seemed to be the king of the pride, as the others were all lionesses.

This gal looks just like my cat sleeping in the warm sun.

Sitting up from her nap...

A big yawn before laying back down.

Monday, September 14, 2009

More Pix from Maasai Village

When we first got to the village the Maasai women invited some of the gals from our group to join them in a traditional dance while others chanted.

Here they are all in a line, some hand in hand.

The women from our group were given the traditional beaded necklaces to wear during the dance.

The men were on the other side of the common area and they were getting ready for the Adumu (Jumping Dance). Each young man will take turns to jump as high as he can while the others stand in a circle and sing. The voices of the men get higher as the jumping increases. The belief is that the higher you jump the greater man you show yourself to be.

Freddie and Jerod joined in the jumping dance.

The huts of the village are built from sticks and dung

This young man showed us the interior of the traditional hut and how he and his family live.

Don and Tom truly enjoy the Maasai experience.

What a majestic people and an experience most of us will never forget.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Maasai School

At the Maasai village there was a simple building made from sticks and dung just outside the fence around the huts.

The building was a one room school house for the village children.

Cindy led the kids in singing the "Alphabet Song".

The building is partly open, maybe to allow for ventilation and light.

Here is the teacher, who was very patient as our group disrupted her class.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Visit to Maasai Village

We stopped at a Maasai Village near the entrance to the Ngorongoro Crater. The bright colors of their attire, their beautiful beadwork and their distinct features make the Maasai so interesting. Click here for more information about the Maasai.

More pix from our visit to the Maasai Village to come in future posts.