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Leaving Africa

July 1st 2007 1 comment so far  

In leaving Tunisia for London, our African adventure truly did come to an end. We’ve seen the southernmost and the northernmost countries of this vastly complex, even inscrutable, continent where different histories, geographies, and climates, form an intricately chaotic mosaic of cultures, tongues, and peoples.

You can quickly fall in love with wanting to understand Africa through broad sweeping generalizations. Our minds crave the simplicity of such overstatement. Our hearts tell us a different story. Africa, per se, defies explanation. Life here requires the humility to live with unanswered questions, the courage to live with the uncertainty, and the …

Out of Africa?

June 26th 2007 No comments yet  

Where We Are Now

I’m writing from the airport in Dubai. We flew overnight from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Dubai where we are connecting to a flight to Tunis, Tunisia. Although Tunisia sits on Africa’s northern coast, the culture and people are so different that it’s difficult to think of it as Africa. That’s why most people instinctively say “North Africa” when referring to countries like Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco.

Where We Have Been

While in South Africa we stayed with Charlotte Moore, one of my students at DTS a few years back. Charlotte leads a ministry called Turn the

Final thoughts on Mozambique

June 22nd 2007 No comments yet  

We left our friends in Maputo and have come to Johannesburg, South Africa, where we are staying with my former student, Charlotte Moore. Charlotte heads up a ministry called “Turn the Tide for Children.” More about that later.

Our ten days in Maputo went by far too quickly, and leaving dear friends is never easy. Some final reflections about our experience in this very complex and challenging mission environment will hopefully help you get a picture of what the Church here faces. Mozambique’s history, like every country’s past, powerfully shapes its present. Mozambique has been described as post-colonial and post-communist. After …

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