We knew we wanted to do something special to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Nebraska Synod’s relationship with Tanzania, but we were not quite certain what to do. We heard that the Nebraska Synod was bringing someone to Nebraska for the Assembly in June, so we didn’t want to duplicate their effort. Then it dawned on us that we should bring someone here, too! By the gracious funding of the Wittig Visiting Theologian Fund within the Sheridan Foundation, we were able to bring Pastor Godrick Lyimo to Sheridan.
Pastor Godrick is the Headmaster at Agape Lutheran Junior Seminary. Agape is the most successful middle and high school in Tanzania. It is a boarding school.
During his time in Lincoln, Pastor Godrick was able to visit two local high schools, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, many of our ministries at Sheridan and the Nebraska Synod Theological Conference. The visit was very fruitful for him. He made it very clear, “I have learned so much that I might take back to Tanzania – good things that I know I will be able to
In hosting Pastor Godrick, God’s grace was so evident. As he preached and taught, many were moved to hear just how much the Tanzania people – especially their children – live by faith each day.
We give thanks to Tom and Linda Gapp for the many hours they spent in organizing this visit. If you would like to learn more about our Mission work at Sheridan, please contact Pastor Rhonda Bostrom.
We are especially grateful for the funding we received from our Sheridan Foundation. If you would like to learn more about the Foundation, please contact Pastor Greg Bouvier.