International

Pitching my tent

International
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Posted 2/15/97, 12:00 am

with World Havest in Uganda

Just before I returned for my second term of ministry in Uganda, I purchased a little tent. Way in the back of my mind I had a wild idea about living in the village of Bundibugyo, getting closer to the people than the confines of my stationary brick house could ever allow me. Upon my arrival back to these equatorial foothills during March 1994, I unpacked all my stuff and found a spot on a shelf in the corner of my storeroom to tuck away my new tent. Somehow in the midst of getting settled, my wild idea also got shelved.

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Africa's politically incorrect phoenix

International | President Chiluba prods Zambia to be a &quotChristian nation"
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/15/97, 12:00 am

In the storied history of Africa's post-colonial rulers, Zambia's President Frederick Chiluba writes his own chapter with an outspoken Christian testimony. &quotWe humble ourselves and admit our guilt," he prayed before a national audience at his first inaugural ceremony in 1991. &quotWe repent from all our wicked ways of idolatry, witchcraft, the occult, immorality, injustice and corruption, and all other sins that have violated your righteous laws. We turn away from all these and renounce it all in Jesus' name."

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Feasting with Fidel

International | Two American politicians ignore the Cuban dictator's true colors: Over dinner, one asks, &quotAre you torturing political prisoners?" Castro says, &quotNo," apparently satisfying the congressman's pedestrian curiosity.
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/08/97, 12:00 am

To judge by the tempo of cross-cultural festivities in Havana, deb season begins early in the Caribbean. In recent weeks Fidel Castro has played the congenial godpapa, hosting a parade of eager debutantes--North American politicians making their first visits to the &quotPearl of the Antilles."

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