We have these dear friends. Let’s call them Andrew and Rachel. They’re Tanzanians, 10, maybe 15 years older than us. They’re highly educated and lived in the west for a few years so they know a bit of where we’ve come from. They’ve had quite a bit to do with […]
Not long ago I visited my friend Lizzy and her 6 week old baby at her home. I only found out she has been pregnant when she sent me a message to tell me that she had had a baby girl! This is a woman I had seen just about […]
I enter the big post office in town (not this one) with 10 toddler paintings in my hands: butterflies, dinosaurs, a lion, a house, etc. My task is to send them to various people in Elliot’s life who are in Australia, and it’s my first time trying to post something […]
I haven’t read Annabel Crabb’s new book The Wife Drought but I’ve read a couple of articles she’s written on the same premise, that is, that men with big careers are only able to do so because they have a dedicated support staff, a ‘wife’ at home doing the unpaid […]
People ask me about making friends all the time and I say that it’s hard to do. We’re not in a village where I can make friends by collecting water with other women as we watch our children together. We’re in a town and pretty much any woman has a […]
Tanzania Snapshots is our educational video library, designed to provide cross-cultural perspectives for our partner churches.
The lady at the post office looked at me like I was an idiot. And wasting her time. Just, you know, making a fuss for no reason. I was back for the second time to tell her that our PO box needed fixing. Half the screws on the inside which […]