Thursday, May 31, 2012

M4M Team Dinner at Minsky's Tonight

Looking forward to pizza, beer and and fellowship with the team tonight.
6:00pm at Minsky's - 435 & Midland.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Ahlrichs Reception and Send-Off Service

Yesterday at Atonement we celebrated the Ahlrichs with a reception
between the morning worship services.
 The eye clinic at the Nyakato Health Center is named in their honor.
Ruth and Loren standing with the model of the eye clinic. 
The model was made by Leroy Zimmerman
when Atonement first took on task of building the clinic.

 A replica of the plaque that will go on the front of the Ahlrichs Eye Clinic.
The dedication will take place in the afternoon of Saturday, June 16th.

 During the Childrens' Time the kiddos help Kari pack her bags
with the Beanie Babies that have been collected
by the congregation during the month of May.

 Blessing the Beanies.

During the send-off part of the service
each team member lit a candle from the salt candles - 
symbolic of the "Salt & Light" from Matthew 5:13-14.

Pastor Joe and the congregation blessing the team
as they are sent off to "reach wide".

Worship included special music
featuring the KC Brassworks and percussionists.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ahlrichs Reception and M4M Team Send-Off

Tomorrow, Sunday, May 27th from 9:45am to 10:45am at Atonement
we will celebrate with Loren and Ruth Ahlrichs
and the Eye Clinic at Nyakato being named in their honor.

The Send-Off for the M4M Team will be during the 11:00am worship service
immediately following the reception.
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

M4M Team Calendar

This calendar has the team's travel itinerary and key dates highlighted.
It is less than a month now until the team departs!
Yeah and Yikes!!!! So much still to do to get ready and pack.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Reading Glasses Collection

During the month of May we are collecting reading glasses
to take with us to Mwanza.
Give them to a M4M team member or drop them off at Atonement-
there is a basket for the glasses on the M4M table in the Narthex.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Aerial Views of Mwanza and the Health Center

Click on the images for larger views.
On a map of Africa, Tanzania is on the East coast.
Mwanza is on the South shores of Lake Victoria.

Here you can see Mwanza at the bottom of Lake Victoria.

Zooming in closer you can see the Nyakato Health Center
is South East of the main part of the city.
You can also see the airport and the Tunza Lodge
where we will have dinner on Sunday evening.

The Health Center is just North of the big Mwatex Textile Factory.

Zooming in closer you can see the buildings of 
the Health Center, including the Ahlrichs Eye Clinic.
The "Horse Shoe" at the top of the image
shows the new dorm and bungalow where we will be staying
and the Bingo Bingo where we will be eating while
we are in Mwanza.

The Bingo Bingo is new since we were there in 2009.
It is right behind Mama Lucy's house.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Beanies & Glasses

During the month of May we are collecting Beanie Babies
(along with other small stuffed animals)
and reading glasses (in all strengths).
Drop them off at the M4M table in the Narthex at Atonement
before or after the weekend worship services.