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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Making the Devil Tremble

As I was reading the news about Jos today I thought back to my visits and the beauty I have seen there. Jos has been known as a place of peace and tourism – but not today. Two bombs were detonated near central Jos on Sunday night. No one was killed in the attack, but more than 100 have lost … Continue reading

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More than a Word

Maana Mungu aliupenda ulimwengu hivi hata akamtoa Mwana wake wa pekee, ili kila amwaminiye asipotee, bali awe na uzima wa milele. Unless you have quick access to an online translator, I’m not sure how the words above can have any impact without having some understanding of Kiswahili. Even if you have a grasp on the basic mechanics of the language, … Continue reading

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Jos on Knife’s Edge

The bombing of the UN headquarters in Abuja on August 26, 2011 struck close to home for me. A good friend who works for UNICEF was in the building when the suicide bomber drove his car through 2 security barricades and into the first floor of the building before detonating the bomb. She escaped unharmed in what she described to … Continue reading

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The challenge of translation

It’s not an easy task — communicating the Gospel accurately in languages where Bible translations aren’t available for church planters. Continue reading

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