I don’t know if there are stages, but after my initial impressions our real re-orientation began, and learning about a new place too. It’s all mixed in together. Here are ten observations 5 weeks in. We are not as tired this time. During our first year in Tanzania, we were pretty […]
We knew several Wahindi in Dodoma, but the suburb we’re living in in Dar is chockers full of Wahindi. So, who are they? Here’s some of what we’re learning. Most simply, the Wahindi are Indian background Tanzanians. Many of them were born in Tanzania and their families have been here for […]
On Sunday, TAFES were doing some deputation at Victory Christian Centre and I went along. VCC is a TAG church and the pastor is a TAFES graduate, has been a TAFES staffworker and continues to be highly supportive of TAFES. The church is a big white closed tent and I […]
When I bought Feminist Essays in Reformed Dogmatics, Arthur said to me, “This is the perfect book for you!” Indeed, the title suggested they came from a similar background to me (reformed), and were wrestling with similar issues (feminism). Actually, the writers here are far more committed to their reformed […]
Imagine living in a place where the government monitors your every move when it comes to your children. When your child is first born, they send someone into your home to check the child’s health – and to inspect their bed. They tell you in no uncertain terms how your […]
I was a bit nervous about our re-entry to Tanzania, so I’ve been quite surprised by the overwhelmingly positive feelings I’ve had in the last 24 hours since we touched down. We don’t have a place to live yet, and there’s still a whack of adjusting to do, but here […]
So, we’re fundraising, and a stack of people have got us three quarters of the way to our target. Here are some words from some of them about why they reckon it’s worth doing.