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31

Jul'14

Short Term Mission Failure: a poorly kept secret?

what is wrong with these people? They have to walk for kilometres for water, often to polluted streams, and this pump is just sitting there at their doorstep - Why don't they fix it?

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23

Jul'14

Should Anyone Care For the Poor?

We were on our way to care for the poor. We were up a mountain.  Our truck had made the …

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15

Jul'14

5 Secret Skills to Becoming a Travel Virtuoso

What is the difference between a tourist and a traveller? A traveller has learned how to take the stress of travel and make it work for them rather than trying to work against it.

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09

Jul'14

Want to help the poor? Don’t make this rookie mistake

A few years ago I was at a church that wanted to help the poor, so we started looking for …

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26

Jun'14

The Fatal Flaw to Understanding Culture

A few years ago I was in India and I met a travel writer for Outdoor magazine. We chatted about …

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16

Jun'14

89 reasons why you think about poverty the way you do

When I think of living in the country, living rurally, the picture that comes to mind is of “Anne of …

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11

Jun'14

How Different Cultures Understand Time

We left our guesthouse just after 7 am because our host had told us that the high mountain road was …

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28

May'14

How to Tell a Story so People Pay Attention

A number of years ago I met Foday. He was tall, lanky and busy. Always moving. His young sons would …

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15

May'14

How language almost starved a 12 year old boy.

When I was a kid I went overnight camping with a group of other boys. We got into normal shenanigans. …

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08

May'14

8 key comforts you should take on a plane

A few years ago I was flying overseas when I was suddenly hit with a wall of stench. My eyes …

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