The washing machine feels like it is stuck on the spin cycle, and someone disabled the off switch.

Liz and I (Eric) work as missionaries with the United Methodist Church in Tanzania. We have been here since January of 2010 and have picked up three kids, two graduate school programs, and more experiences in this short time than we ever imagined. We believe that our plans are things we live out while waiting on God’s next interruption, which is always more important than whatever our plans were to begin with. 

left to right: Liz, Micah, Derrick, Kaleb, Eric

We work in holistic church development and have enjoyed all stages of that work, from church planting, to church leader and pastor training, to church construction, hosting mission teams, developing church-to-church partnerships, consultation, resource development for the local church and even launching new community development projects through local churches.

We see our faith as something we want to pour out for others, and hope in that way to be even a small part of raising up the church in Tanzania to be a called community, faithful to God and His work in the world.

If you want to get the official scope follow the links below. There is also information there for supporting us as missionaries.
Elizabeth Soard
Eric Soard

If you have any questions, want to come for a visit, or just want to let us know what you are up to in your life you can get a hold of us by email.

Eric Soard: soard.eric@gmail.com     
Liz Soard: elizabeth.soard@gmail.com