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Three Years at Olbalbal

My First Three Years at Olbalbal Mission (Dec. 1st 2011 – Dec. 1st 2014) A Report Presented to the Ngorongoro Deanery Our Team: We are two missionaries at Olbalbal, Fr. Arkadiusz Nowak and myself. Arkadiusz is an SMA missionary working at Olbalbal for a couple of years to become familiar with the Maasai culture and […]

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Cape Buffalo Attack

In the forest above the mission here at Olbalbal there are herds of Cape buffalo and many elephants. In the deeply shaded glens of the forest these animals find shade and rich green grass, as do the herds of Maasai cattle. There are many Maasai villages on the edges of the forest and in the […]

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Village Elections

This week people all over Tanzania are voting for village chairmen. In American terms, such a person would be the mayor of the town. The run up to the election here at Olbalbal village has seen huge very public expenditures by the two candidates for the office. One gave over $300 dollars to a woman […]

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Language Learning and “Pencilgate”

Maasai Language: Fr. Arkado, the Society of African Missions missionary, working with me here at Olbalbal, has begun a Maasai language course at Oltepesi in Kenya. Fr. Dennis, a Zambian Spiritan, is also taking the course. Fr. Dennis has just been appointed to the Nainokanoka area of Ngorongoro and will take the language course before […]

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