"Utengule. Inamwanga-Häuptlingsgruß. 1. Handlung" ("Utengule. Inamwanga chief 's greeting. Act One"). In the background on the left a tile-roofed residential building, on the right an edge of the church building: in front of the church the missionaries Elise and Johannes Kootz are seated on stools, and three African men, wearing European shirts, are seated on the ground. Two other African men, wearing white ankle-length cloth around their hips, lie on their backs with their heads turned towards the missionaries. Both men hold their hands close to their faces with the palms touching each other (as if in prayer).; Johannes Kootz (1869 -1918) was a missionary of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine. As a young recruit with Meyer he built up 1894 Rutenganio and Ipyana station, 1895 Utengule station. Here he served as an assistant to Missionary Richard in Utengule from 1895 to 1897. In 1897 till 1915, with a vacation from 1903-1906, he was head (Vorsteher) of the station. In 1894 he married Elise, née Kretschmer (1870 -1946). Together with his wife Elise Kootz-Kretschmer and Msaturwa Mwachitete he assembled much material concerning the Safwa. She continued the academic work concerning the Safwa after returning to Germany. See her publications: "Die Safwa. Ein ostafrikanischer Volksstamm in seinem Leben und Denken", Berlin 1926, 1929; "Großmutter Narwimba. Was sie erlebte und was sie erlitt", Herrnhut 1925; "Abriß einer Landesgeschichte von Usafwa in Ostafrika", in: Koloniale Rundschau 1929; "Tatu, das geraubte Muwembakind", Herrnhut 1933; "Sichyajunga. Ein Leben in Unruhe", Herrnhut 1938. -- Rasmus Boysen Sörensen (1884-1924) was a missionary of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine in Utengule from 1912 to May 1916. In 1912 he married Mette Catharine Frisk, née Bork (1882-1924). -- Paul Theodor Meyer (1864-1933) was a son of the missionary Philipp Ludwig Heinrich Meyer. Together with Théophile Richard, Georg Martin and Johannes Häfner he started the missionary work of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine in what is now Tanzania in 1891. He founded the mission stations Rungwe in 1891, Rutenganio, Utengule and Ipanya between 1894 and 1897. From 1891 to 1916 he was superintendent of Rungwe missionary province. After being interned for three years he returned to Germany in 1919.