Daily Archives: March 16, 2014

Small World

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Mwanza is a place I had never heard of until a few weeks ago even as a self-confessed “Eater of Atlases“. Judging by many conversations many others are similarly unaware Most if you reading this have probably never heard of it either. It seems very much off the beaten track even though it is the second city of Tanzania and a major port on Lake Victoria.
And yet in spite of this fact I have been amazed at the number of people we know who or have met casually who have been to the place.
Firstly Anita’s cousin Helen who lived near Mwanza whilst working in Tanzania. We knew she had been in Tanzania but never realised how close to Mwanza she was.
Secondly a family at Church (the Wishearts) who worked nearby in Musoma in development.
Another church family (the Williams) have a daughter who currently works at Isamilo International School.
A third church couple have links to a mission in Mwanza and have visited several times.
Last night at the Birthday Bash, Anita got talking to a lady called Katy who has just returned from living 3 years in Tanzania of which four months were spent in Mwanza.
I am sure that there will be more strange connections in the coming months.
What a small world we live in!