Elsie Sithebe knew nothing about the virus that killed her daughter. But the pain kindled a fierce determination to learn more and tell others so they wouldn’t have to suffer as she had.
Eugene felt trapped. He was in prison where his fellow gang members were plotting the murder of a rival. Eugene was against the plot, but could only delay it. His gang members would see it through with or without his assistance.
Jared Klassen is tending gardens – literally and figuratively – in South Africa. The Abbotsford, B.C., native has been living in Pietermaritzburg since last August where he is serving with SALT (Serving and Learning Together), a year-long, cross-cultural experience of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).
Cape Town, South Africa, is a 12-hour flight from London, England. It’s a long, long way from Canada. Nevertheless, nearly 100 Canadians travelled that distance to take part in the Oct. 17–25 Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization. I was one of them, part of a group of 50 official Canadian “participants.” The rest were there in various capacities as guests, organizers, or volunteers at this monumental event.