Missionaries Eric and Linda Funke Serving in Tanzania

Meet the Funkes

BIRTHDAYS:
Eric – April 27th
Linda – September 24th
Michael – October 28th
ANNIVERSARY:
May 29th

We have been called by the Lord to serve Him as missionaries in Tanzania!  Linda’s previous service in Papua New Guinea solidified her love for international ministry. She has her Masters in Social Work and is a consecrated Deaconess in the Lutheran Church.  Eric has felt the Lord’s call to serve Him in Africa since grade school.  He has a Master’s degree in Mathematics and taught Math and Physics at Lutheran High School North (St. Louis) for 7 years.  Eric left his full-time job at Lutheran North to pursue his missionary calling.

We moved to Tanzania in September of 2012. After three months at a language school learning Swahili, we began our work in Mwadui, Tanzania (for a Google map/pictures, click here). Eric teaches math, physics and computers at Mwadui Lutheran Secondary School. Linda teaches a guidance and counseling course at the school, works with the Lutheran church on community development projects, and home-schools our son Michael. Michael joined our family in September of 2015 through adoption and daily brings joy to us and our community. For more information about our ministry, please watch this video. You can also download it as an MP4 by clicking here.

For a list of our partnering churches and organizations, go to the Partners page.

Partnering with us in prayer:

  • Receive our monthly e-newsletter in your inbox. Send us an email or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to sign-up.
  • Click on the Prayers tab to see how you can pray for us specifically.

Partnering with us financially: There are two ways you can partner with us financially.

  • Write a check made out to “Global Lutheran Outreach” and write “Funke” on the memo line.  Mail it to
    Global Lutheran Outreach – Tanzania
    6709 Ficus Drive
    Miramar, FL  33023
  • Click on the GIVE button at the top of the page or click HERE (they take you to the same page).

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6 Responses to Meet the Funkes

  1. Nancy Andrews says:

    I am a member of the Dorcas Guild (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League) at St. John Lutheran Church in Cypress, Texas. Recently, we held a fundraiser with a portion of the money designated for you. We will be sending it to Global Lutheran Outreach with a notation that the money is for you and your missionary work. We appreciate the work you are doing and pray God will continue to bless you richly.

  2. Simon amos says:

    Mungu awatie nguvu katika kumtumikia mungu

  3. Rev. Scott Weiler says:

    Eric and Linda, I wanted to introduce myself, Rev. Scott Weiler, the new pastor at Salem/Blackjack. I understand you will be with us on November 20th, I would like to know the scope of what you would like to do and how Salem can assist you in your outreach. the blessings of the LORD.

  4. Amos ochieng otula says:

    am interested in serving as a missionary in Tanzania,am a train theologian in Lutheran seminary in Kenya with diploma,in community development studies,am married with two daughters how would I serve in Tanzania offernage olive kids and have person for them

  5. DIANNE HOLLE says:

    I WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR MONTHLY NEWS LETTER. I GO TO IMMANUELL LUTHERN CHURCH IN WATERLOO, IL. I MISSED SEEING YOU WHEN WE CAME TO SPEAK TO US. SO I’D LIKE TO KEEP IN TOUCH. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU BOTH, AND THAT PRECIOUS LITTLE BOY!

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