Responding to institutionalized corruption

One of my observations from my recent stay in Zimbabwe is the difference between how I first respond to an injustice and a typical Zimbabwean response. Our immediate response is influenced by our cultural background and we can learn from each other. As a product of my...

Has God forsaken Zimbabwe?

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe  This morning I had a serious conversation with several friends who care deeply for Zimbabwe. Each person in the group left a relatively comfortable life and intentionally moved to this country to help improve the lives of the people here. These...

I Love Africa!

Africa grows on you! Of course, there are many problems and issues that are concerning in Africa, but there is more to Africa than what is commonly portrayed. This is my third trip to Zimbabwe in the past twelve months. I come here with the hope that I will be able to...

Workshops in Zibabwe

This reminder of an important African value dominates the wall in front of one of the escalators in the Johannesburg Airport. Nancy teaches a lesson that brings home this same message in her workshops. She engages audience participation to tell about the farmer who...

How US clothing donors harm Zimbabweans

About 40 hours of travel. Spokane, Seattle, Dubai, Johannesburg, and finally Harare, Zimbabwe. My wife, Nancy, and I arrived here Tuesday evening. Except for its length, the trip went smoothly. Even our bags arrived on our flight. We hit the ground running with...