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Rains and a Broken Dam

The rains have begun and the desert is blooming. It has been said that during the dry season, one would not believe that the country could be green. For months the landscape has been dry and the color of rust, dust and sand as far as the eye can see. Now after just a few […]

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OlKoko and Wild Spinach

Spiritan Brother Francis Sullivan built the house here at Olbalbal during the late 90’s. At that time he was almost ninety years old and lived here for a number of years. Brother Francis was a determined missionary focused especially on helping Maasai families that had few or no cattle and lacked sufficient food to feed […]

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Waiting for the “Big Man”

Graduation from seventh grade has been celebrated at Olbalbal. Primary school in Tanzania consists of seven grades, then there are four years of high school followed by two years of junior college. After that some few lucky students go to a college or university. As elsewhere, there is always a guest speaker at the graduation, […]

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Olbalbal Music Published

Recently, I wrote of “CD Fever” that has captured the imagination of many Maasai here in the North of Maasai country. This “fever” has now infected our own church community here at Olbalbal. Matayo OleTajeuo is our leader of song. He regularly composes music based on gospel stories. “The story of the Good Samaritan” and […]

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