Tag: desmond tutu

  • Better Together

    As a zealous, young missionary I seemed to make the same mistake over and over. Now as a veteran, I find the same never-ending truth must remain continually before me. People are not our projects. We never set out to do this intentionally. Our mistakes are made in ignorance. Our desire is to do good, […]

  • Ongoing Forgiveness: Tale of 2 Nations

    “Ongoing Forgiveness is key to the Development of a Nation, Overcoming Horrors of the Past.” I recently spent some time in Rwanda. Both Rwanda and my home nation of South Africa had history altering events happen twenty years ago. The Rwandan genocide saw two tribes kill over one million people in just a few short […]

  • We Need Each Other – Desmond Tutu

     “We are made to be dependent on one another.” Desmond Tutu said this in a speech made during Leadercast. He spoke live from the Cape Town location and was beamed into 130 plus nations. Tutu told stories of how Nelson Mandela had valued people on the way to becoming an extraordinary leader. Nelson Mandela transitioned […]

  • 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 […]