Author Archives Andrea

  • How are sex and orphans related? In Zambia 680,000 of the 2 million orphans have lost parents due to AIDS, a sexually transmitted disease. I’d say sex has a lot to do with orphans not only in Africa, but around the world. Faithfulness in marriage is a huge problem. Just think, if everyone remained pure […]

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  • We like to take family walks to get to know our neighbors. One week we set out with an empty ice cream tupperware full of no-bake oatmeal cookies. A quick hike up our red dirt road opened to a field of maize. Single file we wove through 8 foot-high maize to two women giving a […]

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  • The hottest November on record in Lusaka, we topped out at 111 degrees Fahrenheit last week. And apparently we bought an oven. I don’t mean the cooker, I mean this lovely house with all its windows and glass is like an oven. But we were so grateful to find it, and eager to move in. […]

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  • Grace: the divine influence which operates in humans to regenerate and sanctify – Wikipedia Grace is my middle name, and the substance which is woven inextricably through all of Africa. Shimmers of gold–the joy, the celebrating, the raw beauty–overwhelm the suffering. This is a land of AIDS, of widows, orphans, malaria, dysentery and deep poverty. […]

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