Category Archives: Tanzania

Pen Pals & Whale Tales

When I first arrived at JBFC, one of my first duties was helping various classes write letters to their Pen Pals in the USA and thank you letters to donors. This turned out to be harder than it sounded. There … Continue reading

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The Story of Beardless Jeff

Announcing to the Mainsprings girls that we were leaving was one of the hardest things we’ve done while living in Tanzania. We knew the date we had to do it by, but just weren’t certain about how to do it. … Continue reading

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Jeff & Bethany Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

When I was in university, the movie “The Bucket List” came out where two older gentlemen make a list of all the things they wanted to do in their life before they “kicked the bucket.” I became obsessed with the … Continue reading

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Your Donation Shopping List

If you don’t already know, Bethany and I are currently working in Tanzania at a girls’ home (with 46 girls from 6 to 18) and school. Bethany’s parents and my sister are all coming in August and each have a … Continue reading

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Jeff & Bethany’s Nairobi Vacation

After hearing a missionary describe Nairobi as a place where you can buy anything and eat at a multitude of restaurants (something we now consider a luxury), I had to go. So this week Bethany Joy and I went to … Continue reading

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How Jeff & Bethany Spend Saturday Evenings

The girls at Bibi Mimi’s each have one time a week that they get to watch movies or television shows. For the older girls it’s Saturday night, which is an extra special treat since it means they can stay up … Continue reading

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What do you do with a Tanzanian baby tooth?

Earlier in the day, Salma had opened her mouth wide and wiggled one of her teeth with her finger. “It’s going to fall out soon!” I exclaimed and she nodded excitedly. Later, she was sitting beside me in prayer and … Continue reading

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