|Beth, Lisa, & Alicia on vacation in Kigoma|
One of the "perks" of being a missionary is the chance to travel and see new places. For example, if you lived just a few hours (well, 12 hours by car or 1 hr by plane) from the famous spot where the infamous words "Dr. Livingston, I presume?" were spoken, would you not go and see it?
Time for a little geography lesson. Where in the world is Tanzania? Uganda and Kenya border us on the north. Rwanda and Burundi are up in our northwest corner. Congo is across Lake Tanganyika to the west. Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique lie to the south. And the Indian Ocean makes up our eastern border.
The state of California could fit 2x's inside the country of Tanzania. The shaded green areas are national parks. Up in the north is the all-famous Serengeti National Park, and if you look just to the left you'll find my home city, Mwanza... on the southern bank of Lake Victoria.
|At the Livingston/Stanley memorial in Ujiji|
Kigoma is a bustling little town, and Lake Tanganyika is BEAUTIFUL! A perfect place to get away... and read, snorkel, and go cliff jumping!