Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Where in the world am I going?

OK, this is not an existential question, it is literal. Below is the inform-
ation I think important.

From Official US and Tanzanian Sites:

The United Republic of Tanzania (Kiswahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a country in East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south. To the east it borders the Indian Ocean.

Religions: mainland - Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%; Zanzibar - more than 99% Muslim

More than 80% of the population is rural. Dar es Salaam is the capital and largest city; Dodoma, located in the center of Tanzania, has been designated the legislative capital and the Parliament meets there four times a year. [I will be visiting both Dar es Salaam and Dodoma.]

The U.S. has historically enjoyed very good relations with Tanzania.

The relationship became closer after terrorists bombed the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam on August 7, 1998. With the election of President Kikwete, the relationship has blossomed into warmer relations than at any time since Tanzania achieved independence. In February 2008, President Bush made an official four-day visit to Tanzania. President Kikwete, who has visited the U.S. repeatedly, made a reciprocal official visit to Washington in August 2008.

Time difference: 8 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time.

Weather: My mission mentor says 80 degrees high, 60 degrees cool.

So that's where I'll be! I am really excited about this opportunity. Thank you, God!

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