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Missionaries reflecting on mission service – Marv Kananen and Jean Wahlstrom

Posted on October 25, 2010 by Franklin Ishida
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Marv and Jean arrived in Arusha, Tanzania July of 1998. By invitation of the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, Arusha Diocese, Marv and Jean were called to serve at the Maasae Girl’s Lutheran Secondary School. During Marv and Jean’s 12 years at the school, they served as Teacher and Education Developer and Pastoral Counselor. Prior to heading to Tanzania they resided in Bellevue, Washington.

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  1. on November 13th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Thanks to Marv and Jean for their wonderful service to these Maasai girls.
    Mark and Terry Jensen

  2. Marvin Kananen said,

    on December 8th, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Despite Jean’s editorial comments into my dialogue, we did bring hope. I’ve compared ourselves as drug dealers who get people hooked on a drug, but in our case it was hope. Hope is addictive. Hope is strong. And, as in this case, it is good. Thank you for letting us be a part of Global Missions, if only for twelve years. Marv

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