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I have been reflecting on experiences during the joint Baptist-Muslim mosquito net distribution in Tanzania. Here are some of my thoughts. First, I was impressed with the mutual respect that people of different faiths show one another in Tanzania. Every village we visited to distribute mosquito nets had both Muslim and Christian members living as […] Read More

When I entered the hotel lobby on the first morning of a Muslim-Baptist mission trip to Tanzania for the distribution of mosquito-repellent nets, I heard the sound system playing “Silent Night” by an American artist and felt the needed breeze from the Indian Ocean blowing through the lobby. It was a nice, albeit ironic, touch […] Read More

Editor’s note: This is the third of several dispatches on the Muslim-Baptist mission trip to Tanzania. Read the first here and the second here.   Tanzania is a nation of contrasts, having the highest mountain in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro – on one side of the country and the world’s second-deepest lake – Lake Tanganyika […] Read More

Editor’s note: This is the second of several dispatches on the Muslim-Baptist mission trip to Tanzania. Read the first here.   A mosquito-repellent net now protects a Tanzanian family in which the father bears the Arabic name of Jesus, the mother bears the name of the Prophet Mohammed’s daughter, and their surname is the same […] Read More

Editor’s note: This is the first of several dispatches on the Muslim-Baptist mission trip to Tanzania.   Three Oklahomans – two Baptists and a Muslim – left behind that state’s infectious fear of Islam to combat the infectious disease of malaria in Tanzania, demonstrating that different faiths can work together to meet human needs.   […] Read More

When I was a young girl, I had an albino friend. Annie’s hair was as light and wispy as cotton candy. Her eyes as pink as Valentine Sweet-Tarts. At church, whenever we sang that song about Jesus washing me whiter than snow, I thought of her. Annie’s skin was as white as a fresh piece […] Read More