News from the CtK Global Mission Team
U.S. Ambassador Visits Iringa Hope
Iringa Hope has received many visitors in recent years, coming to see its unique, successful approach to ending extreme poverty among its members. In July, U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Dr. Immi Patterson and her entourage came to Iringa to learn about these partnerships. After presentations by Iringa Hope representatives, the ambassador noted how impressed she was with members’ individual stories of financial success through their modest loans to improve their lives. She mentioned her strong interest in programs that empower women and youth, as well as being interested in microfinance and agriculture – all issues that are addressed by Iringa Hope. Bishop Gavile of Iringa Diocese noted, “Everywhere I go I see Iringa Hope buildings. This is a great thing for our people and a blessing to us all. Please keep on building!”
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A Book to Add to Your Reading List
The book is being released in September 2019 and is available at bookstores and online. Proceeds from the sale of this book support education for at-risk Maasai girls. Reviewers of the book have noted:
- “At once memoir, spiritual odyssey, and cultural analysis, Among the Maasai is a gorgeous, honest book” (Elaine Neil Orr)
- “This brave and heartfelt account of Juliet Cutler’s journey in Tanzania is an inspiring and important work. Through the intersection of her story with the extraordinary experiences of her young Maasai students, she reveals the transformative power of education.” (Herta Feely)
Juliet Cutler is a writer, educator, and designer of award-winning exhibits for museums, parks, and cultural centers. She and her husband, Mark Cutler, were missionaries in Tanzania and now live in the Atlanta area. Mark Cutler grew up in New Brighton and at Christ the King Lutheran Church. His mother, Janice Cutler, is a longtime member of this church and of CtK’s Global Mission Team. Learn more at julietcutler.com.
Global Mission Prayer
Global Mission Events
- Tuesday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. - Global Mission Team Meeting, home of Judy Hill. Meetings include devotions, a lively business meeting, and eating together. Visitors are always welcome; please RSVP through the CtK office.
- Saturday, November 9 – Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Shoreview - Saint Paul Area Synod Bega Kwa Bega Fall Festival.