Kenneth Danforth Jr.

Kenneth Danforth Jr. plays with kids in Africa’s Tanzania. Danforth spent seven years in Tanzania teaching English, providing clean water and building roads. Danforth has been missing since May 3 when his boat capsized in the Indian Ocean.

A missionary from Van Vleck, Kenneth Danforth Jr., is still missing at sea after a boat carrying him and five other men capsized off the coast of Tanzania more than a week ago.

Danforth, a 34-year-old Van Vleck graduate also known as J.R., was taking a two-hour boat ride May 3 to Mafia, a small island in the Indian Ocean off Tanzania’s east coast, when they encountered rough weather causing their vessel to capsize.

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So very sorry Tammy. We are praying for your son and the others.

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