"Unsre Kirche in Mbeya, die kürzl. abbrannte." ("Our church in Mbeya, that recently burnt down."). A rectangular thatched building built of bricks. On the long side three windows. On the front side a wooden door. In front of the building a pile of stones.; Cf. Nyassa negative register: "Mbeya, 1936: Kirche, die kürzlich abbrannte." (Mbeya in 1936: Church which recently burnt down."). -- Theodor Tietzen (1893-1973) was a missionary of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine. Having married Hildegard Marie Lenz in 1921 and served in South Africa (West) from 1922 to 1927, he moved to East Africa, where he served in Mbozi till 1929 and in Utengule till 1939. In the 1950s he returned to South Africa.