“This is such a heavy burden. May God give me strength to bear it.” This is what people say when they have been elected to Christian leadership in Tanzania. During elections, people are very reluctant to put themselves forward, always waiting for someone else to suggest them. Even the most […]
Part 3 of Biblia na Utajiri is about the opportunities to become wealthy. Ufoo is at pains to argue that it is actually possible to have a measure of wealth. She uses the image of earth: even if you have a small plot of land, if you build up, into […]
Last time I said that part two was entitled ‘Why do you want to be rich?’, but the nuance in Swahili is a little different to that. It’s more like, “Why are you wanted to become rich?” or “What is requiring you to become rich?” This is an important distinction, because […]
Back in July at a TAFES event I bought a copy of ‘Biblia na Utajiri’ (The Bible And Wealth), which was written by Ufoo Kassa George, a businesswoman and TAFES Associate. I haven’t finished it yet, but the really exciting thing for me is that much of what Ufoo says […]
Elliot changed nursery schools recently. At first we were motivated pragmatically: because of our religious and cultural background, we would be unlikely to get him into the primary school we wanted (read: affordable without being an hour away from home) unless he was already in the nursery school. But then, […]
Many of our Aussie partners would be familiar with our friend Pastor John and his family because Arthur mentioned them in his deputation sermon. This past weekend they visited us in Dar es Salaam for a few days and Pastor John asked me, “How was your time in Australia? Were people pleased to […]
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