msasani visit

oCT 28 - nOV 7

There’s a full week planned for our guests - from visiting our congregational partners, to sightseeing and shopping, to joining us for worship!

RSVP for any of the activities below and help welcome our partners to Minnesota!

joining us for worship:

Sunday, Oct 30
Here for worship, and joining for Pastor Joel's ordination.

Wednesday, Nov 2
Here for dinner, worship and faith formation programming.

Sunday, Nov 6
Here for worship and farewell lunch at 12pm.


Time to be announced // at Mount Olivet

Our partners will arrive Friday, October 28 - a small group will meet them at the airport and bring them back to MO for a larger welcome. We'd love to have as many as we can greet our Msasani brothers and sisters on their first night here.

Time will be listed as soon as flights are confirmed.


Saturday, October 29: welcome potluck
6:00pm - 8:00pm // fireside room

Sign up to bring a casserole, crockpot, or salad for a welcome dinner on their 2nd day here. Meet with the Msasani members, the Global Companion Team (MO planning team) , and host families. This is our first opportunity for a large group welcome of our guests!


monday, October 31: STILLWATER DAY TRIP
10:00am - 5:30pm // Meet at Mount olivet or stillwater

The team will be travelling to Stillwater for the day to see a bit of MN, fall colors, and enjoy some time together. The visit will include lunch at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, including time to hear about Trinity's connection to Tanzania. We'll show our guests a bit of MN history at the historic courthouse and/or on a trolley tour.  Join us for the entire day, or meet us in Stillwater!

We'll leave church around 10:00am - join us in the van or carpool!


tuesday, NOVEMBER 1: mall of america shopping trip
10:00am - 5:00pm // Meet at mount olivet or moa

Our guests often come with long wishlists of items to bring home - and a shopping trip to the Mall of America is a must! This is a casual, unscheduled day. Join us for the whole time, or meet there. Pair off with a couple guests and help them find their way around the mall, and practice a little Swahili!

We'll leave church around 10:00am - join us in the van or carpool!


10:00AM - 4:00PM // MEET AT mOunt olivet

The Msasani team would like to get to know Mount Olivet's partners. We will spend the day visiting Trinity Lutheran Congregation in Minneapolis, PRISM in Golden Valley, and more. Lunch will be included.

We'll leave church around 10:00am - join us in the van or carpool!


sunday, november 6: Farewell lunch
12:00pm - 2:00pm // fireside room

Join us for the big farewell lunch, celebrating our partnership, and a week spent in community together. Catered lunch in the Fireside Room following the 10:45am worship service.

Please Register on Eventbrite // Freewill offering - suggested donation of $5-$10/person