We are blessed to welcome Linda Jacobson as she returns to Christ the King, this time as our 2022 Global Mission Sunday speaker. She has a rich lifetime of global mission experiences. After growing up in Tennessee, where she studied biology and medical technology, she accepted her first job - teaching in a mission school in the interior of Brazil. She followed that with work at refugee camps in Thailand and Somalia. She then attended public health school, where she met Minnesota native Dr. Mark Jacobson. They decided to be partners in life and work. She later studied theology as well.
The couple went to Kenya in 1982 and to Tanzania in 1985, working in public health and community health. While Dr. Mark moved to development of hospitals, treatment programs, and training of medical personnel, she specialized in work with women of the communities where they lived. She created Bible study groups, home industries, and a widows’ support group. The Jacobsons’ three daughters were raised in Arusha, Tanzania.
Christ the King is one of a network of congregations that has provided financial support for the Jacobsons’ ministry, and they have represented us to the people of Tanzania through their mission work.
Linda Jacobson is an American who has lived outside the USA for 40 years of her life, currently dividing her time between Tanzania and the United States. She finds that she is always wanting to learn from her neighbors around the world. On Sunday, September 18, she will share some of those insights with us at Christ the King.