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Sunset Boat

After an arduous 13-hour boat ride returning from Moba to Kalemie, a missionary spends the night resting on a concrete floor, with nothing more than a bamboo mat and his backpack as a pillow. The sun rises as the boatmen unload supplies.

Header image for “In memoriam: Emeritus missionary Carlos Owens, 88”

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Village Portrait

A missionary returns on a boat from the southern Congolese port city of Moba back to Kalemie, stopping at a Taabwa village along the way to talk with villagers.

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Crammed Boat

A missionary joined over 200 other passengers on the rusted vessel that took them through the night on a 10-hour ride to the southern port city on Lake Tanganyika.

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Blue Boat

Riding on a boat from Kigoma, Tanzania to Kalemie, D.R. of Congo, a 13 hour boat ride across the historic Lake Tanganyika, talking with the boat drivers as they steer the boat and bail leaking water.

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Looking Out

A Christian worker waits on the shore of Lake Tanganyika as the boat arrives in the morning to transport him 13 hours across the lake into the Congo.

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On the Water

Riding on a boat from Kigoma, Tanzania to Kalemie, D.R. of Congo, a 13 hour boat ride across the historic Lake Tanganyika, talking with the boat drivers as they steer the boat and bail leaking water.

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Water in Africa

Riding on a boat from Kigoma, Tanzania to Kalemie, D.R. of Congo, a 13 hour boat ride across the historic Lake Tanganyika, talking with the boat drivers as they steer the boat and bail leaking water.

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Mending the Boat

Riding on a boat from Kigoma, Tanzania to Kalemie, D.R. of Congo, a 13 hour boat ride across the historic Lake Tanganyika, talking with the boat drivers as they steer the boat and bail leaking water.

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Shoreside Village

Riding on the boat from Kigoma, Tanzania to Kalemie, D.R. of Congo, passing the first spotted villages of the Taabwa people.

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End of the Journey

At the end of a 13-hour journey across Lake Tanganyika, the boat driver rests in the dim light of the port where everyone must wait on the boat until customs officials arrive the next morning.

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Crammed Boat

A missionary joined over 200 other passengers on the rusted vessel that took them through the night on a 10-hour ride to the southern port city on Lake Tanganyika.

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Crammed Boat

A missionary joined over 200 other passengers on the rusted vessel that took them through the night on a 10-hour ride to the southern port city on Lake Tanganyika.

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Crammed Boat

A missionary joined over 200 other passengers on the rusted vessel that took them through the night on a 10-hour ride to the southern port city on Lake Tanganyika.

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Overlooking the Lake

A Christian worker descends from the elevated region of Kulungu down into the town of Moba, a port city along the shore of Lake Tanganyika, at sunset.

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Sunset at Moba

A missionary descends from the elevated region of Kulungu down into the town of Moba, a port city along the shore of Lake Tanganyika, at sunset.

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Lake Swim

Taabwa children flood the camera frame while swimming in a small village outside Moba, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

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Dumping Water

A missionary returns on a boat from the southern Congolese port city of Moba back to Kalemie, stopping at a Taabwa village along the way to talk with villagers.

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Village Portrait

A missionary returns on a boat from the southern Congolese port city of Moba back to Kalemie, stopping at a Taabwa village along the way to talk with villagers.

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Two In a Boat

Leaving the first Taabwa village on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, a missionary continues his journey north to Kalemie. The journey includes bailing water, avoiding storms, covering up under the hot sun, napping, and cooling off with water.

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Shore Life

Shore life at sunset in a Taabwa village is filled with children playing, fish drying in the sun for eating, and men packing their boats down for trips across the lake.

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