Category Archives: Africa

Royals Weddings and Babies

May 21 – The world stage has been growing with all of the plans for the wedding that took place this weekend, with another young lady welcomed into the British royalty! Need not ask what is first to be talked … Continue reading

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African Adventures, Part 4

May 1 – And now for the final installment, I’ll close with a couple of smaller items… Termites were very common and destructive in Africa, and at certain times of year millions of flying termites would emerge from their underground … Continue reading

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African Adventures, Part 3

April 29 – Swarms of locusts were fairly common where we lived and I remember running out on the mission campus and swatting at the locusts that flew past. The farmers were out swatting at them with branches to encourage … Continue reading

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African Adventures, Part 2

April 21 – Another interesting place in Southern Rhodesia was the Zambesi ruins, an area long ago inhabited by an unknown race who built huge walls of stone that tourists go to see and marvel at. A large carved stone bird … Continue reading

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African Adventures, Part 1

April 19 – I grew up in Southern Rhodesia, named after Cecil John Rhodes. My parents went as missionaries in 1935, and their first assignment was to Solusi Mission, the oldest SDA mission station in the world, named after old … Continue reading

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Do the Mamba

March 21 – Just about everyone has heard of the black mamba, a large, swift, and dangerous African snake. They can grow up to 14 feet in length and have very toxic venom. I have included a picture of me … Continue reading

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My African Mongoose

February 13 – One day while I was hiking with my German shepherd dog, he suddenly paid attention to a burrow along the way, from which issued angry animal sounds. Peering into the burrow, I saw a mongoose sitting just … Continue reading

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Some Early History – Part 2

October 3 – At one mission station, there was a famine and the missionaries had to find food for the students, so they sent out to the nearby villages and bought bags of dried locusts. The missionary men also went … Continue reading

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Some Early History

September 28 – For those of you who are newer subscribers to our blog, you may not be aware that I spent most of my growing-up years in Africa. In 1935 my parents were asked to go as missionaries to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Food – Second Course

April 9 – Not too long ago, our grandson Robbie invited us for dinner after David had preached the sermon in church. Both Robbie and Kevin had been learning about foods of all kinds and how to prepare them all … Continue reading

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