calendar February 8, 2011 in Global Vision

City Couple to Serve in Tanzania


Susan and Tom MacPherson of St. John, Philadelphia

It is with great joy that we announce that Tom and Susan MacPherson, members of St. John’s, Philadelphia, have been confirmed for placement as volunteeer mission personnel with our companion, the North Eastern Diocese of Tanzania.  This will be a Shared Personnel Placement (ELCA Global Mission/SEPA Synod).  The MacPhersons will serve at the Irente Childrens Home, located in the village adjacent to Lushoto where the diocesan office is located.  This placement comes as a result of a need expressed by the diocese, an interest on the part of the MacPhersons and a series of interviews which resulted in their confirmation to fill position requests received from the diocese.  In the coming months we will tell you more about the MacPhersons, the place where they will serve and ways in which individuals, congregations and groups throughout the synod can be supportive of their ministry.  Please pray for Tom and Susan as they prepare for their assignment and for those who are preparing to receive them.