1. Black Collar/White Coat: Taking Ministry In A New Direction

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    April 11, 2016 by Pastor Ben McIntire

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    Over the past several years I’ve been preaching and teaching about the importance of vocation in our lives. No matter …
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  2. Witnessing

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    January 14, 2016 by Pastor Ben McIntire

    Laying the foundation stone at Lupembe Parish Office building with Pastor Nelson Godiwe, Pastor Yohana Bimbiga, Rev. Dr. Gabriel Nduye, myself, and Grace (parish treasurer).

    So when the disciples had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the …
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  3. The McIntires’ Safari: Chapter 3

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    November 5, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire

    Smiles Beach Hotel, Nungwi, Zanzibar

    Zanzibar cruises in my imagination like the triangular sails of a fishing dhow following the white sand beach of the island. Cinnamon, cloves, saffron, and Sinbad the sailor spice the mental images I have of this exotic island.

  4. Reformation Reminder

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    October 24, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire

    The Luther Rose

    This is the center of Lutheran theology, “We are saved by God’s grace alone, through faith, which comes from the hearing of God’s promises in the Word.”

  5. The McIntires’ Safari: Chapter 2

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    October 15, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire

    Monica & PB waiting to board our tiny plane at Dar es Salaam's airport

    At 5:30am, Monica and I, fortified by PowerBars, climbed into Frank Mwakatundu’s van…

  6. The McIntires’ Safari: Chapter 1

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    October 12, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire

    Amsterdam Airport

    It’s a strange feeling, stepping into a foreign place, stepping onto a continent where you’ve never been before…

  7. Kwa Jina la Baba, na la Mwana, na la Roho Mtakatifu

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    September 23, 2015 by Pastor Ben McIntire

    Processional at Udinda Lutheran Church

    Saturday found us finally making our way to our companion congregation in Lupembe. We were greeted by church members who guided us, singing, into the church for a welcome ceremony…

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