• Nine Cents on The Ninth Day to Christmas

    Think you don’t have enough to help feed hungry kids? Think again: this little pile of change is ALL it takes to buy a meal for a child living at the Kampala orphanage, one of our ChildCry partners within Uganda. NINE cents! How about this – if you make $25,000 or more a year, you are among the richest […]
  • Burundi, October 2013 | Men on a Mission

    (What follows is a blog entry for men. It’s extremely manly. It may include references to power tools, muscles, and sweating. So if you’re a lady please forward to that spouse who thinks church stuff is ‘girly’.) “We’re going to go through a lot of aluminum foil buddy”, said my friend Adam, “Thank goodness Shannon […]
  • Burundi, October 2013 | The Fight

    Yesterday (Monday) was a rough day. A misunderstanding between the Ziga boys quickly escalated into a fierce brawl. This was not boys being boys. They are not boys, even though we call them that.  They are men well versed in surviving at any cost, with whatever force necessary. As frightening as it was, and as […]
  • Burundi, October 2013 | The Beautiful Game

    In 1977 the famous Brazilian footballer Pelé named his autobiography My Life and the Beautiful Game. In the UK footie, football, soccer is heralded as ‘the beautiful game’. A writer in 1952 extolled the virtues of the game as “brains in the feet”. But when Team TSC was invited by the Ziga boys to play a […]
  • Burundi, October 2013 | Who?

    “I know there is a God because in Rwanda I shook hands with the devil. I have seen him, I have smelled him and I have touched him. I know the devil exists and therefore I know there is a God.”   On our second day, and the anniversary of the genocide in Burundi, we witnessed […]