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 …

Was a miracle sitting in my lap today? Day five in Maputo

June 16th 2007 2 comments so far  

Sitting in the open doorway on a concrete floor in a red checked dress, little Filomena lifted her arms and her liquid, dark brown eyes to a tall bearded stranger. All of the other kids at this remote one-story orphanage had either run out, or been carried out, to swarm the white guests who had just driven up into the red sandy yard. Already undersized at twelve months, she weighed little more than most babies half her age. Like one-third of the babies born to HIV positive mothers, Filomena tested positive soon after birth for the virus that …

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