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Caring Bridge for Mark Jacobson

Caring Bridge for Mark Jacobson

It is with a very heavy heart that we share this Caring Bridge post.  Shortly after retiring from lifelong service as a Medical Missionary in Tanzania, Dr. Mark Jacobson was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Over the course of their life in Africa, Mark and his loving wife Linda have touched thousands, perhaps millions with their mission.  In addition to those they healed in Africa, they also touched people from all over the world by hosting and empowering people to make a difference through their hospitals, clinics, and grass-root development projects.  Some of those who worked with Mark and Linda include some very talented doctors.  This provided him access to some of the best cancer treatments possible.  Although Mark hasn’t had much pain, the cancer has come back.
Mark and Linda have made such an incredible impact throughout Africa and specifically in Northern Tanzania.  After all, they have given to others, let us come together for them in love and prayer asking God to envelop them in peace and healing light.
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In Loving Memory of Bob Zapolski

In Loving Memory of Bob Zapolski

In honor of Bob Zapolski, Operation Bootstrap Africa is dedicating all the meals served at our five Madagascar Schools in loving memory of Bob.  Over the week of February 7-11th approximately 1,300 children will receive 6,500 nutritious meals honoring Bob.  In addition, a prayer will be said giving thanks for Bob’s life and asking God to embrace Bob’s loved ones with grace and peace during this time of mourning.

 

Give to the Max Day!

Give to the Max Day!

Today is the 13th annual Give to the Max Day, a celebration of generosity and a giant virtual hug to non-profits!
Operation Bootstrap Africa develops programs that inspire our brothers and sisters in Africa to be the change they want to see in their countries.
Giving today means you can feed schoolchildren, promote health and education, and empower young Maasai women.
You can click the link below to support Operation Bootstrap Africa for Give to the Max Day.
Thank you!
OBA Covered in News Story

OBA Covered in News Story

As many of you know in January of 2020 we moved our offices. Due to the pandemic, we all experienced far less in-person interactions. It was so nice of CCX Media to ask us if they could come to the office to learn more about what we do. They made us feel truly welcome in our new location!
None of this would be possible without the incredible support you all have shown us for over fifty years. Thank you for helping us share the needs of our African brothers and sisters with our community!