In speaking with my friend about the wellbeing of women, we got onto gender roles in marriage. I wanted to push him on the idea that however you configure hierarchy, women are still vulnerable. Everything for them depends on the goodwill of their husband if he is over them in […]
As we’ve held meetings with student leaders, we’ve been able to observe how they come to decisions. For example, when we ask for volunteers, no one steps forward. Even those who have been speaking up with strong opinions for the whole meeting will not step forward to volunteer themselves.
Going into town for us is a matter of negotiating cars, 4WDs, carts, bikes, motorbikes and pedestrians where there are no traffic lights, zebra crossings are nominal and there aren’t really any footpaths. You can’t use a stroller and Elliot won’t tolerate being on my back anymore so there have […]
Earlier this week, Arthur and I had coffee and dessert with a couple who have been instrumental in our ministry formation. We were honored just by their willingness to catch up with us. Even more affirming was how the evening unfolded. On paper, this couple are entirely superior to us. […]
After arriving in Dodoma on Saturday night, the first thing we did on Sunday morning was to go to church with Neville and Elspeth. There’s an English service at 7:30am that the students are encouraged to go to and lead at to improve their English and that was the one […]