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It’s Canada Day. I’ve seen a thousand people write “Happy Canada Day” and post pictures of Canadian Flags. But I’ve found myself thinking about where I was last Canada Day. I was in Zimbabwe. Specifically,  we were driving back to Nkayi from a weekend in Bulawayo. I remember children STILL walking home from school, likely..

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..

Posted in : Faith, Healing, Words, World Vision, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe 2013 on by : Sherrie-Lee Chiarot , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 2

Every Monday morning, the World Vision staff gathers for an hour of devotions. Sometimes, I have a hard time with preaching here in Zimbabwe; I tend to have progressive beliefs even in Canada, which certainly means that in the context of Zimbabwe, I might not agree with everything. But two Monday’s ago, I really found..

Posted in : Faith, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe 2013 on by : Sherrie-Lee Chiarot , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 0

Hello friends, I am over half done my time in Zimbabwe at this point, and have been asked by a few people how they can be praying for me. I do have a section on my blog called “prayer requests”, but this is a little bit more specific. -A coworker of mine in Nkayi has..

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..

Posted in : World Vision, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe 2013 on by : Sherrie-Lee Chiarot , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 2

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..

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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..

Posted in : World Vision, Zimbabwe 2013 on by : Sherrie-Lee Chiarot , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 2

Usually when I hear “Work For The Working Man” by Bon Jovi, I think of my father.  When I first heard the song, my dad had been laid off from work.  I was worried that I’d have to drop out of University because my dad basically paid for my entire degree since Student Loans wouldn’t..

Posted in : World Vision, Zimbabwe 2013 on by : Sherrie-Lee Chiarot , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 0

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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