Uganda – Why do we go on mission trips?

Ron GunterMission Trip Update, Tanzania, Uganda

Why do we go on mission trips?  Well, there are many different reasons people would tell you.  However, hopefully, the reason we go is to make HIS name known.  This trip we did just that.  We shared the Gospel at all home visitations and also daily at church.   Our team has been overwhelmed with how the Holy Spirit has moved.  … Read More

TANZANIA – Friday, July 19

Ron GunterMission Trip Update, Tanzania

Our last day started where we left off in the dark last night. Another cool, misty morning, perfect for our work. The footers from yesterday looked great, and the crew cranked up the mixer and got right to work, and soon had the first barrowful going into the trench. Almost done with the interior footers! Then they moved the planks … Read More

TANZANIA – Thursday, July 18

Ron GunterMission Trip Update, Tanzania

Tunamamina zege leo! (Today we are pouring concrete!) Today dawned cool, overcast and misty, a perfect day for poring concrete. The Lord has even arranged the weather for us! When we arrived at the site, the last of the rebar columns were being wired in. And preparations were already underway for the pour. The cement mixer was rolled out and … Read More

TANZANIA – Wed. July 17

Ron GunterMission Trip Update, Tanzania

We’re almost there! Today we finally finished with the digging of the footer trenches (see last post) and started putting the rebar assemblies in them. The first column went in one corner.  And the rows started to fill up quickly. Tomorrow we will pour the footer at last. Work has been slow up to this point because of the rocky … Read More

TANZANIA CONSTRUCTION

Ron GunterMission Trip Update, Tanzania

WE ARE SO BLESSED AND GRATEFUL TO HAVE LOU DAVIS (WHO HAS BEEN HEADING UP THE ORPHANAGE CONSTRUCTION IN HAITI) WITH US IN TANZANIA TO SHARE HIS EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE TO HELP GET THE ORPHANAGE CONSTRUCTION HERE UNDERWAY!  READ HIS FIRST BLOG POST: Our first week in Tanzania has been an interesting one, to say the least! Many things are the same here, but many … Read More

TANZANIA – Friday and Saturday, July 12-13

Ron GunterMission Trip Update, Tanzania

The first order of business on our last day at the site was an official ground-breaking ceremony for the new orphanage. Members of the community came in support of the project, and the local newspaper sent a reporter out to record the event.    Orphan’s Heart is partnering with Shannin Pickle and “Small Steps for Compassion” in this project.  Shannin could … Read More

TANZANIA, Thursday–July 11

Ron GunterMission Trip Update, Tanzania

Today we were up to 90 children at the younger VBS and 30 at the older!  We are growing each day! We played Chui, Chui, Simba! (leopard, leopard, lion!), the Swahili equivalent of Duck, Duck, Goose!  We also had a balloon relay where the children had to run and pop their balloon on the grass.  Oh, the giggles!  It was lots of fun! CHUI, CHUI, … Read More

TANZANIA–Wednesday, July 10

Ron GunterMission Trip Update, Tanzania

“Jambo!” from Tanzania !   Our team of a 10 starts each day with a devotion following our breakfast.  Today we received an encouraging message from Pastor Bill.  He shared that we have come on this trip with much eagerness and excitement but also with some reservation as to whether the gifts and talents we have will measure up to the task.  He reminded us … Read More

TANZANIA, July 9, 2013

Ron GunterMission Trip Update, Tanzania

 On my third morning in Tanzania, I arose from my jet lag stupor to the crowing of a rooster. Shortly after, a chorus of birds began their morning serenade. After a hardy breakfast and an inspiring devotion, we were transported to the worksite at the orphanage. We drove past people laboring with oxen in  the field and women in colorful … Read More

Serving in Tanzania

Ron GunterMission Trip Update, Tanzania

What a great team God has assembled in Tanzania!  We’ve come from Florida, Wisconsin, Louisiana and New Zealand– a perfect collection of gifts, talents and perspectives, but all with the same passion and for the same purpose–being the hands and feet of Christ in Arusha. After having to spend a night in the airport in Addis Ababa, the balance of … Read More