Beginning mid 2017 we have instituted modifications to our long term house design. The dimensions remain the same, but we have moved toward using kilned blocks that have now become available. Also, we have moved to metal window frames with glass windows that open rather than the wooden shutters. We believe these changes will make […]
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.!”
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.