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By Jennifer Agee (first published December 1, 2010) Today is World AIDS Day. Living in a country so devastated by the virus it is impossible to look past the effects the AIDS crisis has had on this country. There are commercials here about how to have an...

By Becky Voigt Driving from East London, South Africa toward the Transkei, down into a steep valley, crossing the Kei River – hence this area’s name. I find myself sorting through a mixture of feelings: excitement, awe, fear, sorrow. The Transkei of South Africa is a 17,000-square-mile...

By Brad Rauch I have travelled to South Africa nine times in the past several years. Every trip to serve there has its own stories! One in particular, had an amazing impact on me and it does to others whenever I share it. Even though it is South...

By Becky Voigt While serving in the Transkei, I met a young man, Raphael, who had lived in an overcrowded orphanage as a child. When he got into trouble, he ran away from the orphanage and was living on his own. Raphael had come into contact...

By Jennifer Agee As I walked into the shack the home was tidy, the floors were clean, there was a clean school uniform hanging on the wall and the dishes were neatly put away.  There was a faint smell of cooked rice that hung in the air....