South Africa

They Are Not Ready…

by Chris Lautsbaugh on May 20, 2015

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“They are not ready…” These may be some of the most frequently uttered words when missionaries consider passing the baton of leadership. They can also be the most painful. One of the leaders I work with shares the story of being a young, oppressed worker in South Africa during the time of apartheid: A white […]

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Forgiveness After Genocide

by Chris Lautsbaugh on April 20, 2015

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“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 […]

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The Shame of AIDS

by Chris Lautsbaugh on October 18, 2013

By: Anthony Easton

One of the leading issues in many of the nations we live and work in is HIV/AIDS. The statistics from South Africa on this issue are shocking.  Conservative estimates place infection rates at 10% of the nation, or over 5 million cases. You would assume with these facts, the signs of this disease would be […]

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Surviving Christmas as a Missionary

by Chris Lautsbaugh on December 21, 2012

As a missionary, Christmas can be a season which summons our most intense feelings of homesickness. -You are away from friends and family. No matter how broken family structures become, people always get together over the holidays. -The nation you serve in often does not “feel” like Christmas. The first warm weather Christmas I experienced […]

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