Sep 4, 2011
I’ve had the opportunity to visit or be a part of many different churches in many different states and several different countries by now. It’s been a real privilege to see the churches, meet their members, and many times join in myself, in places such as Rome, France, South Africa, Madagascar, and of course Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Oregon and a few other states whose churches I’ve only...
Apr 21, 2010
When you go to another country, especially a hard-to-reach and mostly undeveloped one like Madagascar, you sometimes expect everything to be different. And so when you find a few things that are similar to what you already know, it can sometimes be comforting, even things as simple as the availability of Coca-Cola (for Lora) or French pastries (for me). Some things, like Coca-Cola, are apparently...
Mar 6, 2010
A while back, we were at the taxi rank in Pretoria, which is where all the mini-buses for long-distance transport gather, waiting to fill up with people and leave for their destinations. It’s a lot like a bus station, but instead it’s full of white vans (taxis) filling every available space, whether paved or not, and passengers and vendors filling whatever space the taxis aren’t.
The vendors are...