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Oloicura’s dilemma

Oloicura has signed on with me here at Olbalbal to watch the place when I am out in the villages and when I go overnight to the main mission on the crater rim. Yesterday, he came with a big problem. He needs to get his wife and three children back. Years ago, Oloicura went to […]

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Solar, Kilimanjaro Coffee and a Hot Shower

My electricity system here is severely limited. The small (10 inch screen) ACER computer that I use has a 12 volt adapter, thereby bypassing the need for an inverter. My iPhone that is also a “hotspot” using the app “MyWi” also uses at 12 volt adapter as does my LED light that I use to […]

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Small Boy Lost and Alone

At dawn this morning the cries of the women could be heard lamenting the loss of a herds boy six year old. During the night a small child was taken and eaten by a leopard. At various times during the year warriors take the bulk of the cattle to places where there is better grazing. […]

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I was determined to make quick work of my rounds last Friday

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Moved In!!

Just moved into my place at Olbalbal. Twenty seven Maasai elders, warriors and women welcomed me with tea, helped me move my stuff in, scrubbed the two rooms, and sat with me most of the afternoon. They also found a mosquito net for me and helped me put it up. We are in the midst […]

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Heart Breaking

These days, many Maasai girls are coming to ask for help with school fees for secondary school. They come most often with their mothers. It is heart breaking to see the happiness in the eyes of the mothers at their daughters being “chosen” by the government to go on with their studies in high school. […]

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Wonderful News

Just a few hours ago I received a letter from the Kindermissionswerk foundation in Aachen Germany. They write: “We are pleased to inform you that our grant allocation commission sanctioned the funds for the purchase of a veicle for Olbalbal Mission, Archdiocese of Arusha, Tanzania.” The car will be a long wheel base Toyota Land […]

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Two boys, One Pair of Shoes

Kangai and Lemayani came to me at Endulen Mission in 1998. They were unique in that each had only one leg, Kangai, the right one and Lemayani, the left leg. They came to me at about the age of six or seven right from Endulen Hospital, where they had their legs amputated. A cow had […]

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First Day and Scared

Fabi Meing’oru started school this weekend. Since I was on retreat on Kilimanjaro, I arranged for her aunt to accompany her from her village at Endulen at Ngorongoro to St. Joseph Secondary School here in Arusha. Today, I went to see how she is doing. I guess it is to be expected that she is […]

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