May 13, 2020

May 2020


Dear Friends of TATENDA; As our seasons begin to shift, we find ourselves still sequestered safely in our homes, waiting for the virus to pass. With all the swells of the disease around the world, it has become clear that we should not...

July 18, 2019

Departure and Return from India

India 2019

July 10, 2019 Departure and Return from India Dear Traveler Supporters- We have concluded our final retreat here in India and enjoyed being dressed in blue sarris by the sisters. They raved about how easily we moved in these flowing...

July 6, 2019

India Update #7

India 2019

The Colors and Characters of India July 6, 2019Bangalore, India The Colors and Characters of India It’s late here right now and we heard today about the earthquakes in Los Angeles. Thinking of all those affected by it. We are in the...

June 29, 2019

India Update #6

India 2019

MORE NEWS! June 29, 2019 Update #6 Dear Loved Ones, Our most delightful and touching experiences here have been with the local women and children. Our 2nd retreat was with Laywomen who work side by side with the Good Shepherd Sisters....

June 28, 2019

India Update #5

India 2019

It is HOT! June 28, 2019 Update #5 Dear faithful friends who have been waiting for over a week to hear from us, We apologize for the delay, but sooooo many surprises have altered our course of work. We have completed two retreats thus...

June 18, 2019

India Update #4

India 2019

Update #4 From Nagpur, India Tues. June 18, 2019Hello, International Partners in the Voyage—Tonight we went up on the roof after supper to promenade under the stars where a subtle breeze was blowing. Our young girlfriends who live here...

June 14, 2019

India Update #3

India 2019

Update #3 June 14, 2019 Dear Tatenda Friends Nagpur is the 3rd largest winter city in the center of India, known as the City of Oranges. It has a population of around 2.5 million and is considered to be the 5th fastest growing city in...

June 11, 2019

India Update #2

India 2019

Update #2 from India Wed. June 12, 2019 Dear TATENDA trekkers…. or maybe it is trackers(?) The power went off today at 12:40 p.m. It stayed off for 3 hours. That meant no lights, no fans, and NO COOLERS (I.e., air conditioning)....

June 10, 2019

India Departure Update

India 2019

June 7, 2019 Dear TATENDA Family– In less than 24 hours we, the TATENDA Travel Team to India, will be on a flight to Munich and then to Mumbai. It’s finally come. Jolie arrived last night and we joined Mary Lou Verla, our Treasurer,...

May 6, 2019

Announcing India Team

India 2019

May 6, 2019 Dear TATENDA family- It is the first part of May and we are late in reporting to you the good news about our 30 Days of Thanksgiving fundraising efforts. We are pleased to say that our efforts and your contributions along...