Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Fantastic Dar es Salaam District & Branch YSA Reps

Once a month we look forward to the YSA Committee Meeting with this incredible group of young leaders from the 4 Branches of the Dar es Salaam District. Front row (L to R): Angela, Grace, Usta, Jennifer and Christina. Back row (L to R): Elder Worthen, Herman (sitting), Bertin, Yudah, Phinias, Shigela, Joseph and Sister Worthen.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Arusha and Mt. Kilimanjaro

This week we traveled to Arusha, about a 10 hour drive northwest of Dar es Salaam. The purpose of our trip was to introduce the PEF program to the Arusha Branch Leadership and visit the Sr. Couple assigned there, Elder and Sister Rydalch.  We got our first view of the amazing Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 19,341 feet. We also enjoyed a visit to the Arusha National History Museum.  

Elder and Sister Rydalch


Saturday, September 15, 2012

President & Sister Balilemwa Speak to YSA's

President Lauriano Balilemwa and Sister Happiness Balilemwa were chosen by the YSA's to continue talking about the month's theme of "Dating, Courtship, and Temple Marriage". They shared their personal stories of missions, falling in love, ups and downs and Happily Ever Afters. There were some serious questions and answers and lots of fun and laughter. 


The Dar District YSA's LOVE the Balilemwas!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Nzuri watoto is "beautiful children" in Swahili and Tanzania has more than their fair share. Meet adopted grandchildren, sweet Loreen and adorable Arthur, two of our favorites from the Chang'ombe Branch.  
Another Chang'ombe darling, Deborah with Papa Bruce
Ubungo Branch Primary
A sweetheart, Lulu Kachuchuru, Mbezi Beach Branch

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Prince Omondi Fireside on Dating and Marriage

Prince Omondi, CES Director Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
The Dar Young Single Adults have a favorite guest speaker; Brother Prince Omondi from Nairobi, Kenya. They requested that he would give a Fireside on Dating and Marriage.  He taught the Old Testament Institute Class then spoke at the Fireside. He left time for questions and answers and there were plenty.  He is an extraordinary leader and the YSA's can easily feel his great spirit and love for them.
Institute Class
Prince listening to Yudah's question
Lots of questions
Soon to leave for Missions; Phinias and Silvanus with Prince

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Helping Babies Breathe - A Neonatal Resuscitation Class

"Helping Babies Breathe" is a major humanitarian initiative of the LDS Charities. Eighty-six health professionals from all over Tanzania came together last week at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam to receive training for resuscitation of new born babies. After completion of the course, they received resuscitation equipment and books for use and training in their respective schools and health facilities. We had the opportunity to help the team of medical experts lead by Mary Jane McGregor, a neo-natal nurse and her husband William, along with Dr. Dennis Hughes an OB-GYN from the U.S.
Mary Jane working with Medical Professionals

Dr. Hughs Demonstrating a Ventilator
Eager to Learn Life Saving Instruction
Team Work

Mac, Elder Worthen and John Mwingira
Sister Worthen and Mac printing Diplomas


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