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In one of his popular TedTalk videos, Sir Kenneth Robinson proposes an idea: education systems nurture, rather than undermine creativity. “One, [intelligence] is diverse. We think about the world in all the ways that we experience it. We think visually, we think in sound, we think kinesthetically. We think in abstract terms, we think in movement. Secondly, intelligence is..

On August 20th, I went to one of the Goat Project’s that is being done by the community here in Nkayi.  We hear about the importance, especially around Christmas time when the Gift Catalogue gets more of a push, of giving goats and other animals to people in communities such as Nkayi, Zimbabwe. This meeting was..

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Something has been bothering me since I’ve gotten here, and the longer I’m here, the more it deeply troubles me. Animals are treated so differently here in Zimbabwe than they are in Canada. In Canada, animals are friends.  They are companions, and family members.  I’ve grown up having a dog.  I remember that when my..

I walk everywhere.  For the most part, I don’t rollerblade or ride a bike, and I don’t love driving.  I’m a walker.  For me, walking is more relaxing.  Walking allows me to observe my surroundings.  It allows me to read posters on windows and change my mind about where I’m going on a whim.  I..

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This weekend was my first go at being “alone”.  For the first couple of weeks here, the girl who does the cooking and cleaning during the week came and did the same during the weekend for me.  However, it turned out that if I wanted her to continue coming in on weekends for me, she..

I’ve been asked about where things are with World Vision at this point, so here is an update. -My Visa is coming along.  I have two items left on my “to do” list for my Visa, and then it’s just a matter of it getting done.  Unfortunately, living in a smaller town, there is a..

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As per an e-mail from Howard Station, Zimbabwe…Please pray for: Economic and political stability in Zimbabwe.  The completion of the housing and hospital construction projects.  We are thankful for the recent injections of funding for our staff accommodation.  Our volunteers.  They have been a lifeline for our weary professional staff at Howard Hospital.  Recently, we..

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Africa: Beautiful,God-Fearing,Loyal,Community,Love,Children,Animals,Hard working,Church. I miss Africa.I miss waking up to that damn rooster, and the animals that walk around freely everywhere; it’s as much their home as anybody elses.I miss being close to the stars.I miss the community that I will never know in Canada.I miss the care that everybody has for their neighbors.I miss..

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These are some prayers requested via e-mail from the wonderful people that I met at Howard Station in Zimbabwe.  Please pray as you feel led. “Please remember us in your thoughts and prayers, to pray for: ……Economic stability in Zimbabwe.  There is talk of re-introducing the Zimbabwean dollar.  This may return inflation to its trillion..