A Visit with Bishop Gunda

by Brenda Wichmann

When Roger and I were planning our trip here I was 50% excited and 50% nervous. I was excited about seeing this beautiful country and meeting the people. I was nervous about the long flight and the primitive conditions I knew we would encounter. 

The landscape is more beautiful than can be described in words. When we get home we will share our pictures but they will never capture the magnificence of this place. 

I have felt very close to God many times on this journey. On Monday night we walked to retired Bishop Gunda’s home in the village. Meeting with him was definitely a “God Moment.”  

At times it felt to us that there is just too much work to do here. Roger said it’s like we’re trying to put out a forest fire with a cup of water. When we met with the bishop he told us that we are his hope and he asked us to never give up on the important work at Iambi or the blessed people in Nkungi village. We ended our time with him in prayer and song. It was a life-changing experience. Give up on Iambi? Never! Give up on Nkungi? Never! Maybe we only have a cup of water but it feels like gallons and gallons and I’m never going to stop spreading water, which is the hope of Jesus. 

Thank you to everyone at Zumbro for sharing the hope of Jesus with the beautiful people of Tanzania!

4 thoughts on “A Visit with Bishop Gunda

  1. Laurie Raymond February 17, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing your community experiences and your will to persevere for the people of Tanzania!


  2. Shelley Sperling February 18, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    You are a gift to them! They are a gift to you! So happy for your experiences!


  3. Tammy February 18, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    Brenda, Thank you for sharing your feelings coming straight from your heart. You, Roger and the entire group are life giving and life growing water!! God bless you!


  4. Kristy Giere February 20, 2017 / 11:51 pm

    Great blog post, Brenda! I’m looking forward to seeing you soon and hearing more about your amazing trip. Have a safe trip back to Rochester.


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