#CRSMedia Mission to Tanzania--One Week Away

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Tanzania Journal

Next week at this time, I will be aboard the first of my three flights to Tanzania! Today, Catholic Relief Services shared the official press release about our trip. Somehow, seeing it in “ink” excites me even more! Here are some of the details, as well as the names and platforms of my fellow travelers:

Catholic Journalists to Broadcast Live from Tanzania

In order to see firsthand the fruits from funding from CRS Rice Bowl a group of leading Catholic radio and web journalists will be in Tanzania between January 25 and 31.

Tanzania is the country featured during the first week of Lent in CRS Rice Bowl’s materials. The team will go to the Soya ni Pesa (Soybeans are Money) project featured in the Stories of Hope. You can follow their visit at #CRSmedia. Trip members will be broadcasting, posting and tweeting as they visit Catholic Relief Services projects that boost agriculture and livelihoods for small farmers in this east African country.

The trip members are Lisa Hendey, author and producer of the popular blog CatholicMom.com. Dr. Matthew Bunson, author, broadcaster, theologian and senior columnist for Our Sunday Visitor. Drew Mariani, the host of the Drew Mariani Show on Relevant Radio. Matt Swaim, the host of theSon Rise Morning Show heard across the EWTN radio network.

Lent 2015 is the 40th anniversary of CRS Rice Bowl.

Please take three minutes and watch this amazing video. We will be going to some of these exact locations, meeting the farmers and families, and taking in all that this amazing country has to offer. And I’ll be sharing every part of this blessing with you here, on Facebook, on Youtube, at Instagram and on Twitter. Start packing your bags!!

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of Tanzania, pray for us!

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About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children’s fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa’s articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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