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DAY 3 – Tanzania Here We Come

January 5, 2008

I can hardly wait to get to Tanzania. The smells are so earthy. Dirt, compost, animals, vegetation. The sights are so contradictory. Women dressed so impeccably – a cow roaming the street. Rise and shine at 6:30am. Dressed, packed and ready to meet our driver. We arrived at the diocese at 7:30 and had breakfast.…

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DAY 2 – Amsterdam to Kampala

January 4, 2008

Highlights¬†include: 1) Landed in Amsterdam and went through customs; 2) Grabbed coffee and relaxed; 3) Put water in my camelback then dumped it when I realized that we couldn’t bring it on the plane (duh)!; 4) Took off sitting next to a linguist living in Uganda and translating the Bible into area languages. What a…

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Day 1 – Off to Africa

January 3, 2008

Headed to Africa today. Highlights included 1) Packed and repacked 3 times the backpack and the roly-poly suitcase named “Elvis” for all the rock and roll; (2) cleared out email and finished chores at home; (3) Steve took me to the airport around noon and we met up with all the others going; (4) Was…

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The Team

January 2, 2008

Introducing “The Team” Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), University of St. Thomas, Minnesota,¬†coordinated a J-term trip in 2008 for five engineering senior students and two advisors to travel to the Karagwe District of Northwestern Tanzania. The purpose was to install two solar-powered water pasteurizers. The seniors had majored in a combination of ME and…

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Planning – 2008

January 2, 2008

This blog contains excerpts from my hand-written diary from five years ago. Since that time I have been to Africa mutliple times and therefore have shyness about some of my perceptions and ideas that I no longer hold. But that is growth so I will leave those embarrassing things in. The purpose of my university’s…

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