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The Yuba family shows us that they have enough food - good bread and chicken - from their pottery and kiosk business successes. (Kasozi, Uganda)

Fostering dignity in myself and others

“If I fail to treat someone with dignity, it is me, not them, who is undignified.” In other words, to keep my own dignity – that sense of self-respect and pride in oneself – I must honor everyone else’s dignity. Just because someone is poor it doesn’t mean they can’t or don’t have self-respect. In fact, […]

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Green beans growing on Kudabwa's farm in northern Malawi. Some family members stand on the bridge in the background.

Wisdom from Del Anderson: God Calling…

Some inspiration to start the new year! The SIA Board reads this piece by Del Anderson at the beginning of each meeting. When I first read it, the language tripped me up a bit. As I have read it more and more, and line by line, it has become a great source of encouragement and inspiration. […]

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A mix of footprints and bike tracks on the dusty road in Manyamula Village, Malawi.

Wisdom from Del: “Act in the Truth”

On this election day in the U.S., I post something to remind us of our core and common humanity. Del Anderson wrote the reflection below in the weeks just after September 11th, 2001, and for me it is a call to search for and hold onto that flame of hope within each of us. Where ever […]

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Living triumphantly. Del speaking at a SIA event in 2007, aged 100. Pictured with Dennis Johnson, SIA Board Member.

Wisdom from Del: Living Triumphantly

Let us then labour for an inward stillness, An inward stillness and an inward healing: That perfect silence where the lips and heart Are still, and we no longer entertain Our own imperfect thoughts and vain opinions, But God alone speaks in us and we wait In singleness of heart that we may know His […]

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Start with what you have: Racheal shares a piglet with Lyness in Manyamula, Malawi

A Work in Progress

I woke up in a panic this morning. I had dreamed that I had planned a second trip to Africa – and that I had to leave TOMORROW. In my dream I was rushing around trying to get ready for the last minute trip: I still didn’t have my vaccines. I hadn’t packed. I couldn’t find […]

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