The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


The best thanksgiving ever

Tanzanian Christians found something better than food after famine

This year was different. Rains had come at the right time and in the right amount, and bumper crops rewarded the manual labor of our rural congregation's members.

The members of Kijota Lutheran Church in the Central Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania customarily observe a harvest festival Sunday after the first fruits are gathered in. This year they felt the best way to put behind them the dreadful memories of the recent famine was to unite in a thanksgiving service.

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