Tag: apartheid

  • My Favorite Nelson Mandela Story

    Sunday is a day of prayer and remembrance in South Africa. We are remembering the incredible life of Nelson Mandela and praying that his values and ideals will be carried through by current South Africans. The television channels have preempted all programs since his death and have been showing tributes around the clock. In the […]

  • Nelson Mandela Changed My Family

    As the world, mourns the passing of one of its greatest leaders, this day takes a special tone for me. Nelson Mandela changed my family. I’ve lived and worked in South Africa for 8 years now, my wife over ten. When we were considering South Africa as a potential location, Nelson Mandela’s autobiography,¬†[amazon_link id=”B007I0KIIO” target=”_blank” […]

  • In an Elevator with Desmond Tutu

    An ordinary trip to the doctor’s with my family turned special. As we were walking towards the elevator in an underground parking structure, I saw a small, older gentleman walking towards the elevator. My first thought was, “That looks like Desmond Tutu!” I motioned to my wife and whispered to her, wondering if she would […]

  • Racism is more than Black or White

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    We have friends who have a South African woman come once a week to help out with the children. They recently went on furlough¬†and wanted to keep this woman employed during their trip. They arranged for her to help with another couple’s children. Recently we learned this woman refused to come and help. The family […]