Julius Nyerere was Baba wa Taifa of Tanzania, ‘Father of the Nation’, and his portrait still hangs in many shops, banks and schools. He also bore the title Mwalimu, ‘Teacher’. Education was a massive priority for him and this is what he had to say about university students. Those who […]
Should we seek God’s guidance in the mundane things? To an Aussie this might seem a bit absurd, especially if it’s the truly ordinary things, like the morning choice between Weetbix and Vegemite toast. Surely we need to begin at a higher level. Life direction. That’s where God’s will really […]
In the changeable world of the university/town, many students are making things up as they go along. Where are the resources to do life well? Here are four needs according to Mbele, a student leader.
Red Twin is temporarily back in Australia after 18 months in Central Asia. She was asked to give a talk about what the first year serving cross-culturally is like. She asked for contributions from us as well as other friends who are in Europe, South Asia and other parts of […]
There are many things to love about life in Tanzania, but there are always some things that come more naturally than others. Some aspects of culture are still tricky for us, and some things we’re just not that used to yet, or able to function as well in. That’s not […]
Today we have been in Tanzania for a year. There are many things to love about living here and some that we still find tricky. I thought I’d share some of them with you. Things I love about living in Tanzania: The fruit! Mangos, avocadoes and pineapples! Especially at this […]
Coming to the end of the year, we reflect on what has happened in the last twelve months. It’s been a full one for us! Recently I’ve been feeling the weight of unanswered prayer: loved ones in crisis, practical things that have gone wrong, not being able to see the […]