Congregation Liaison: Outreach and Servant Ministries Committee

The Plaster House, a part of the Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre in Tanzania, is a rehabilitation center for post-surgery children, usually in casts (hence the term “Plaster House”). For reasons of health and nutrition, many children cannot rehab successfully in their villages/homes while in casts. They need to stay at the center; the average stay being four weeks, the cost per student is only $4 per day.
To learn more about the Plaster House, visit and learn why those kids have a hold on our hearts.

To give to the Plaster House, the best ways are:

  • Use a credit card/ATM card; go online to and click on Donate.
  • Write a check to Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church with ‘Plaster House’ on the memo line.

Saint Andrew’s member Jean Wahlstrom serves on the International Advisory Board for the Plaster House.

Saint Andrew’s supports The Plaster House with budgeted funds and occasional collection of items.


Current Opportunities

Click here…. to see photos and hear about Ann Rowberg’s time of volunteering at the Plaster House in January 2019.

Read about Jean Wahlstrom’s and Marvin Kananen’s January 2018 trip to Tanzania and the Plaster House.