The team comes from lots of different areas: Here is a link to see all of our hometowns: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=218164171467050856496.0004c02f01a29b3a6a78b&msa=0&ll=-6.495441,38.465881&spn=1.771025,3.348083
Here is the team:
Elise Francel, a freshman @ OSU, from Piedmont, OK - will be a helper
Carrie Beth Reynolds, from Lexington, NE and Shelby Goetz, from Littleton, CO, both nursing students in Nebraska, - will get to practice nursing skills
Mary Hollingsworth, a nurse in Rogers, AR, from Bentonville, AR (a citizen of Ireland) - will be a nurse
Linda Rider, head of the School of Nursing @ UCO, from Edmond, OK - will be a nurse
Tom Rider, (spouse of Linda), from Edmond, OK - will be a helper
Casey Trainor, a professor @ Augustana College (spouse of Arleigh), from Sioux Falls, SD - will be a helper.
And we will be joined by Barbara Robertson, the local ELCA missionary, who is from Washington state. Barbara has served in Tanzania for more than 10 years and is invaluable in helping the team in our mission.
We will be in 3 main areas in Tanzania this year:
We'll arrive in Dar es Salaam Saturday evening and worship with a local congregation there Sunday morning. Then most of the team will travel to Morogoro (Cindy and Barbara will be staying in Dar for an extra day to finish all the paperwork with the government Monday morning) where we will get settled in to the Lutheran Junior Seminary. We will be working in a village outside of Morogoro called Ngere Ngere, setting up a clinic and perhaps even working with a school for more clinic and wellness classes. Arleigh, Casey and Elise arrive on the 25th, so our clinic will change a bit from there.