Together, we live love by providing homes to our brothers and sisters in Tanzania

House #100 COMPLETED

April 4th, 2016 | Posted by bkasworm in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)


A major milestone was reached in December 2015 with the completion of our 100th House for Health. The house was built in honor of the former CEO of Alegent Health Mr C.J.Marr in recognition of his initiation and support for our efforts in Tanzania. We all join the Mlay family in saying “Thanks C.J.!”

Ndosi Family has Visitors!

March 7th, 2013 | Posted by bkasworm in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

Mary Ndosi welcomes members of Our Redeemer Helena Montana USA

In the Houses for Health program each house sponsor gets a chance to learn about and see pictures of the recipient family and of the  old and new houses. This is nice but there is nothing like a personal visit where you actually get to meet the people receiving a home.   Africa may seem long way away, but an amazing number of people have visited and been able to actually meet, touch, and even hug the family they are helping . It is a powerful experience for all concerned.     A group from Our Redeemer Lutheran in Helena Montana USA recently toured Tanzania and a special moment was when they visited the Ndosi family to see the new house that was build by the MacMillan family of Our Redeemer.    Karibuni!   Welcome to you all!

Time to give back!!!

January 18th, 2013 | Posted by bkasworm in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Ralph Barclay flanked by H4H Director Bob Kasworm and Our Saviors's Chairperson Darrel Heier

In 2010 Ralph Barclay met with his pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church in the American farming community of Wayne, Nebraska. His words were something like this: “Pastor, I have long been a member here but mostly I have been taking. Now is time for me to give back. I don’t have big resources myself, but with your approval I would like to invest my time in talking with other members to see if we could gather funds to build one of two of these house in Tanzania.”  Pastor Bob Oleson said great, and Ralph went to work.  By May of 2011 the members of Our Saviors had given enough to build not one or two but 7 Houses for health. But they were not done. In 2012 they added two more and in early 2013 the 10th our savior house is being built. Thank you Our Saviors Lutheran Church and thank you Ralph Barclay!!

Mrs Urasa and daughter Rachel

When we built those first few houses back in 2008 we had no idea we were starting a program.  Even when we formalized Houses for Health as a partnership program of Alegent Health and the Nebraska Synod – ELCA we had no idea how much the program would steadily grow. We never would have dared to think that we would ever build more than a few houses a year….and yet here we are with our 50th house finished and more in the works . . Dare we hope to one day reach 100?  Or is that even thinking too small?   Great thanks go to all individuals, families & friends, businesses, church groups,  and others who have been supporting this effort.

House # 50 goes to the family of Eonike Urasa and her children in the Machame subvillage of Nkuu.  Maybe it is fitting that the donor for this home is the President and CEO of Alegent Health:  Mr Richard Hachten and his wife Jeanine.   Thank you Rick for being so supportive of Alegent’s involvement in Tanzania these past 11 years!

Samweli Urasa and the new house

Houses for Health Website Revamped!

February 15th, 2012 | Posted by bkasworm in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The Webmaster at work

The Webmaster at work!

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, to run a mission project it often takes at least a family. This major major reworking of the Houses for Health website is all the work of my son Michael Kasworm.

Thanks so much Michael for your efforts and putting up with me.   Love, your Dad.

New site closer to finished.

February 13th, 2012 | Posted by bkasworm in Updates - (0 Comments)

Our updated site is coming along nicely.

When finished it will have pictures of each house and family we have been able to help as well as periodic updates.