Elias. He’s our mover. Tree-climber. Animal whisperer. Most-likely-to-break-a-bone adventurer. Storyteller. Boundary pusher. Gymnast. Belly-laugher. Early riser. Lego engineer. I-can-do-it-myself independent. Doubter. Caretaker. Helper. Attention lover. Bug catcher. Arguer. Name forgetter. Book lover. Middle child. We just can’t imagine life without our wild Elias Michael! For his 7th birthday, he not only drew his birthday gift […]
In German, we have the word “Heimat,” which is hard to translate into English. The closest English word is home, but any German will tell you that a simple translation like that does not carry the full weight of its meaning. Heimat is a place where you fit in. Where you know how to […]
Oh, hot season. When we arrived in Tanzania the first time, it was during hot season. For some reason, our first hot season in Africa didn’t seem all that bad. Mainly, I think, because we were expecting Africa to be super duper hot! Because it’s Africa. Duh. Oh, and having an apartment with air conditioning […]
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 ...