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On May 22nd, 2011, I sat in a church in Zimbabwe and became a Christian. And then on May 22nd, 2013, I found out that I was accepted to the World Vision CIDA Internship posting in Zimbabwe.   I’ve been missing Zimbabwe a lot since I got home. Some days, I wouldn’t trade the luxuries..

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So much has been made about the recent decisions by World Vision US.  Last week, an announcement was made that World Vision US had made a policy change that would deem homosexual folks “hireable” by the US branch of the organization.  Two days after, however, President Richard Stearns reversed the decision. The first, and perhaps..

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A video was recently posted to YouTube by World Vision Canada about Nkayi. I had no part in making this video. But I have seen some of the places that are shown in this video.  I have probably waved or said “hi” to some of these children. People may have seen me post statuses to..

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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When I was getting ready to come to Zimbabwe two years ago, I went to the Travel Health Clinic in Winnipeg, and they spent a pretty significant amount of time telling me about malaria; what it is, the signs and symptoms, how you prevent it, and so forth.  I got that same speech when I..

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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I’ve been asked some of the same questions several times over, so I decided that I would make a blog answering them. Q: Where are you? A: I’m in Zimbabwe, Africa!  More specifically, I’m based in Nkayi.  Nkayi is a super rural area about 170 km north-east of Bulawayo.  I can not say enough just how..

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Salibonani.  Ngiyathaba Ukukwazi! That means: Hello, how are you?, Pleased to meet you! I know there are people starting to read this blog who haven’t been journeying with me from the beginning.  I’m glad you’re joining me. Yesterday was an exciting day.  I’ve been struggling with feeling like I haven’t been doing anything, or seeing..

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Salibonani, friends. I haven’t written a blog in a little bit, so I figured I would write about what I have been up to. Last week, I spent two days teaching people basic ICT skills. I was a little confused by the term “basic”.  While my brother (who has built a career doing IT work)..