A thousand hills

We have been working in Rwanda for many years …. but my personal history in Rwanda goes back nearly 2 decades. I was changed forever! And although the church is still weeping and restoring itself from the past genocide … there is still much more to do ….. ! Follow the story […]

A Gospel of Presence – in practice …

A Gospel of Presence – probably not a phrase you hear very often.  The entire WORD of God though speaks about a Gospel of Presence.  Our whole ministry is based on this phrase – to live a Gospel of Ministry.  Presence is a strong and powerful ministry in Africa.  From early mornings to late evenings […]

August 13th, 2015|Being Church, Children, Education, Social Justice|

Utumiki wa Azimayi – Women let’s stand up and grow!

From a distance you hear the Chichewa words echoing through the village, “Utumiki wa Azimai” (Stand up women – let us grow)!  Then a lot of laughter as dance and song breaks loose for the next 30 minutes.  Every Thursday is a very special event.  It is a time where pots and water cans are put down […]

May 20th, 2015|Bibles, Highlights, Social, Social Justice, Women, Womens Ministry|

Caring means … showing up! Part3

Life and death are never separated in Africa.  It’s part of one event … and the space in between is lived within a communal space where survival forms a key component of life.  On this road of survival …. the church in Africa plays a key role within every village and community.Introducing visitors to the local church is integral […]

July 31st, 2014|Being Church, Social Justice, Volunteers|

Principles of Community Development

A lot has been said and even more written on Community Development …. in Third World countries.   Over the last 20 years I have learnt a lot from where I live in the bush.  Connecting this with a friend who experienced the same, Sean Callaghan for more than 25 years.1.  START LOCALSo many initiatives […]

January 29th, 2014|Being Church, My view, Other, Social Justice|

A good man walked amongst us!

I met Richard Twiss Taoyate Obnajin in Rwanda of all places.  “A true Indian Apache from the USA in Africa of all places”, was my first thought when I met him.  He was giving a talk on reconciliation and shared his own ‘justice struggles’ for his own people in the United States.  I was touched […]

February 12th, 2013|Life Stories, People, Social Justice|

No early election for BOB!

I can never forget my neighbor …. Zimbabwe.  Although our programs here run at the sound of light my mind constantly wonders back to Zimbabwe.  It’s maybe because I travel to Zimbabwe monthly … or maybe because we have so many ex-Zimbabweans in Mozambique who fled the despotic actions of his honorable, President of Zimbabwe, comrade […]

June 5th, 2012|Social Justice|

M & M fever

In our part of the world we follow African politics very close.  It is important for various reasons as the Zimbabwean tragedy enfolded.  We were, within weeks, bombarded with thousands crossing the borders.  These tired, homeless and wonderful people of Zimbabwe was looking for a roof over their heads and something to fill their stomachs. […]

June 26th, 2011|Social Justice|

A Gospel of Justice

There is so much to say about Justice. I don’t want to philosophy about justice but rather emphasize what we understand as a Gospel of Justice.  Interestingly enough the Oxford describe justice as:jus·tice –noun1.the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness: to uphold the justice of a cause.2.rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim […]

December 10th, 2010|Social Justice|

Big Mozambiquean company reaches out ……….

It’s not a very common site to find a busy company who would want to get involved in training local communities – especially if they are not getting anything out of it. We were privileged yesterday to have had 20 of our co-workers on the base picked up by Vanduzi Company, who specializes in […]

March 18th, 2009|Social Justice|