In Dar Es Salaam

My boys and wife in Dar Es Salaam, 2012

I’m working as a missionary in Tanzania. Saalem church in Thunder Bay, Canada is my home and supporting church.

I enjoy working with multimedia (video, photography, graphics), internet and tech. I’ve also had the great opportunity to be a part of several business start-ups in the last 20 years. Some successful and others not so much, but always a bunch of fun times.

My wife has a fashion accessories business. It is known as Sara Maxwell.

I have several websites.. they include a variety of green sites to a few tech and renewable energy ones.

This site is more or less my testing ground. A place to try different designs, blog when the moment is right and see how some plugins work.

You can also find me on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

The best way to contact me is through email: leppanen (at) gmail . com

At the CIFA guesthouse in Dar.

At the CIFA guesthouse in Dar.

Enjoying a day of sliding with my boys in 2009 at Two Island Lake

Enjoying a day of sliding with my boys in 2009 at Two Island Lake

African Music Fundraiser

In the village next to us is a small church group who are meeting in a space that they have […]

In Africa

Family in Nairobi at Giraffe Center

Even though a few hours away there are tourist lodges that cost $1000 per night, life here is a different […]

Movin’ To Bulamba

Sam in Tanzania looking at a photo album

In October 2012 we are heading to Africa for an extended stay. If all works out we will be living […]


Family Christmas

Christmas eve with family.

Canadian Lynx

Canadian Lynx on Two Island Lake - photo Zachary Leppanen

This Canadian Lynx was only a few hundred feet from our home. There was a second one close by.



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