What comes to mind when you think of the perks of the missionary life? Going to the beach for our day off? Not having a traditional 9-5 job? Having the opportunity to learn another language? Over the years, we have found that one of the greatest privileges of the missionary life is being granted the […]
“Mama,” Judah declared from the back seat as we were driving home from a speaking engagement at a church, “I want to go back to Tanzania!” John and I exchanged a quick look and smiled, a little surprised and a whole lot relieved. Simple words, yet deeply meaningful to our family. You see, a couple […]
I vividly remember the day that I found out I was pregnant with Mathayo. After over 4 childless years since Elias, we were not expecting to have another baby. Especially not one that was going to be born in Africa. But there they were, those two pink lines that would be the beginning of yet […]
We are John and Asmara Anyan. We are missionaries with New Tribes Mission and are planning on serving in Tanzania, Southeast Africa, starting in the summer of 2016. We are also parents to two energetic boys. Builders of a bicultural and bilingual home. Book worms. Coffee lovers. And, most importantly, followers of Jesus Christ and adopted children of our Most High God.
If you want to know more about who we are, here’s a summary of the Anyans’ last 30 years ...