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connecting chamwino and seattle

St. Peter's Anglican Church in Chamwino, under construction

St. Peter's Anglican Church in Chamwino, under construction

Next Tuesday, I’ll step on board one of Boeing’s finest airplanes and begin two straight days of travel.  From San Francisco to Dubai, Dubai to Dar es Salaam, I’ll join Quest Elder Barbara Lundquist and head to Chamwino, Tanzania.  Having been to Tanzania a few times, and as the founder of Chamwino Connect, Barb is one of the church’s primary contacts with the village and the projects Quest is supporting.  Along with recent Seattle native and Tanzanian Chamwino Connect member and Quester Kedmon Mapana, Barb has created an itinerary designed to build relationship and further establish ties between Seattle and Chamwino.

Kedmon and Pendo Mapana, celebrating the music of Chamwino.  Kedmon is currently studying for his doctorate in Seattle, and has been instrumental in establishing Chamwino Connect.  He, Pendo, and son Rasmus attend Quest on Sundays.

Kedmon and Pendo Mapana, celebrating the music of Chamwino. Kedmon is currently studying for his doctorate in Seattle, and has been instrumental in establishing Chamwino Connect. He, Pendo, and son Rasmus attend Quest on Sundays.

If you’re a member, attender or supporter of Quest Church, this concerns you directly.  A portion of all giving and budgeted funds have gone toward this project for the past two years.  As we continue discerning how to deepen our partnership with Chamwino Connect, we’re headed to Tanzania this July to pray with our brothers and sisters, build relationships, and get to know one another.  In the years to come, this could become a site for partnership through Questers moving to Tanzania, working with the education and health care projects, or working with strategic short term projects.  Pray with us as we walk alongside our brothers and sisters in Tanzania in an attempt to fellowship and seek God’s heart together.  Come out to our monthly Global Presence meetings–next Monday July 13th, 7pm at Q Cafe–and dream with us.   If you’re interested in becoming more involved with Chamwino Connect specifically, email Barb at lundquistbarbara@gmail.com

Nasson Mazengo, Chamwino project coordinator, is presenting his report infront of the St. Peter's church.

Nasson Mazengo, Chamwino project coordinator, is presenting his report infront of the St. Peter's church.

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