Saturday, June 30, 2012

From YSA to Mr. and Mrs.Ngindu

Bertin Ngindu, originally from D.R. Congo, and Grace Bandihai first met when Bertin was serving in the Kenya Nairobi Mission in Dar es Salaam several years ago. After his mission, he came back to Dar to work and to get to know Grace a little better. Grace, however, realized she needed to serve a mission.  Bertin felt he needed to work and wait for Grace.   His patience was rewarded when she returned from her mission and they both realized they wanted to spend the rest of their lives and eternity together. With the help of the YSA's in the Dar District they had a lovely reception with dinner and dancing following the ceremony at the Kinondoni Chapel. The Ngindu’s are planning on being sealed in the Johannesburg Temple after it reopens this September.  Grace’s Branch President, Zabron Mwaipopo, performed the wedding ceremony and Bertin’s Branch President, Reverine Sambo conducted. They were supported by many friends and families in the Dar es Salaam District.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Terrific YSA's of the Dar es Salaam District Institute Class

These terrific Young Single Adult's of the Dar es Salaam District have just finished a Service Project of cleaning the Kinondoni Chapel. Directly before that they attended their Old Testament Institute Class. Before that they either walked or rode dala-dalas (small city buses) to church, some from a very far distance away, and will return home the same way. Most do not have a Driver's License let alone a car to drive.  Most families do not own a car. They love being together and supporting each other. They have been helping plan the dinner and music for their YSA friends, Grace and Bertin who are getting married next week. What a blessing they are to the church!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

MEET PHINIAS - An Exceptional Young Adult

Phinias Nyambita is a wonderful young man. He has completed the basic music course and is currently a dedicated student of our keyboard class in Mbezi Beach. He has just finished his final two years of secondary education, grades 12 & 13, specializing in economics. Phinias is looking forward to serving a mission and is about ready to turn in his papers. His father, President Abish Nyambita is the Branch President of the Mwanza Branch (Rock City).  Phinias has been attending boarding school here in Dar es Salaam. Many African families send their children to boarding schools for the last two years because each school has specialized subjects along with the core classes.  He has been serving as his Branch Clerk, and is active in Institute and YSA activities. Phinias is a great blessing to the Dar es Salaam District!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


We just returned from Nairobi after attending an outstanding and motivating meeting with the East Africa Seminary and Institute leadership: Brother Kumbalani Mdletshe, Africa Southeast Area CES director, from Johannesburg; Brother Freddie Babayo, Country CES coordinator from Uganda; Brother Tasara Makasi, Country coordinator from Zimbabwe; and Brother Prince Omondi, Africa East CES Director from the Area Office in Nairobi. They are all full time CES employees. We are the Country coordinators for Tanzania and Elder & Sister Hunter, newly arrived missionaries, are called to serve as CES and Member/Leader support in Kitale, Kenya.  Brother Alan Thatcher from CES Headquarters in Salt Lake came to teach us about the new computer enrollment and reporting system called WISE. We received essential information that gave clarity to our calling and a big shot in the arm!
Brothers Freddie, Kumbalani, Tasara, and Prince
Dinner with Elder & Sister Hunter, Bro. Alan Thatcher, Brothers Kumbalani,  Tasara,  Freddie, & Sister W.


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