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Fire and Bizarre Culpability

A family here at Olbalbal has lost their home to fire. Early in the morning, Napuri went off to herd their flock of goats. Her son Mepuro, who usually does the herding, was away at an age group celebration with his fellow warriors. Napuri had left her infant son in the charge of her older […]

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Oltepesi and Giraffes

Early this morning, I started out for Oltepesi, a Maasai village some twenty miles away. We visit this particular place once a week and have a prayer meeting with the fifty or so people that gather on the appearance of my Land Cruiser coming in their direction across the plains. It is very dry place, […]

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Dust Dust Dust

Here at Olbalbal on the edge of the Serengeti we are in the midst of the deep dry season. Most of the cattle have moved into the hills and mountains of the Ngorongoro highlands where there is still grass to be found. Even the herds of sheep and goats that normally thrive on the particularly […]

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CD Fever

Here at Ngorongoro a phenomenon has gained momentum in the last couple of years. Anyone with a halfway decent singing voice dreams of “cutting” their own music CD. Some few Maasai with outstanding voices have become very popular and their CD’s fly off the shelves of music shops in Arusha and Karatu. One of these […]

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Sonjo Parish

 Almost 50 years ago Fr. Gerry Kohler began the evangelization of the Sonjo people. He met with the men, women and their children all-together. This new initiative was directed to “Sonjo communities” as a whole, preparing them to be “Christian Sonjo Communities.” I accompanied Gerry a couple of times and I remember Gerry walking out […]

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