Throwback: Africa’s Misconceptions

After publishing over four posts on this subject, we have finally created an almost full collection of African misconceptions. Africa, it seems, is misunderstood. To date, we have published two posts on African Misconceptions, one on Uganda's Technology, and another on crazy facts about Africa. These posts averaged 1,250 words apiece, showing that there truly is a lot of …

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The Four Hardest Things About Intercontinental Travel

Intercontinental travel is part of being a missionary kid. Sure, businessmen and rich people all travel abroad, but missionaries and missionary kids alike travel, it seems, as often as we breathe. When discussions about the military arise, I always joke, "I'll join the army; I would get seasick with the navy and I've had enough …

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Throwback: The Quirks of Africa

Honestly, one of the most common questions Africa Boy gets is this: "What are some of the funniest things you've seen in Uganda?" Well, after living here for 15.5 years, I have a few that are almost sure to make you laugh. Un-logical Jams. One of the strangest things we find in Uganda is the …

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Throwback Saturday: Christianity’s Popularity

Originally posted here. A lot of people question Christianity's validity. They say, "Faith is useless! Trust in science and fact is the only truths in this life!" They question why Christianity is so popular in the first place. But I tell you this: Christianity has been the greatest religion because it's the only one that …

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Christian Blog Launch: Destination Ghana

After several days of work, I am very pleased to announce the launching of a new Christian blog- Destination: Ghana. Created and owned by a friend of mine, Ian Nelson. His big sister is a schoolmate of mine, and so, as a favor to both of them, I helped create the site in preparation for …

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The Reality of Poverty

I didn't know what AIDS was until I was thirteen. During that time, Uganda had been having an epidemic in the north, and so awareness was at an all-time high. It was on the walls of our announcement boards, the emails of our newsletters, and the tongues of our school kids. Eventually, I learned what …

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The Owl: Symbol of Wisdom or Death?

I love talking about cultural differences. Quite honestly, they are something I could talk about for hours. The differences found between cultures is fascinating, and today's example is no exception. The owl has been associated with wisdom for centuries, dating back all the way to Greek culture. The Greeks believed that the owl was a …

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Throwback Saturday: A Smile In the Midst of Poverty

Published 2 July, 2019. "When I first came to Uganda, I saw so many children with nothing. In America, we think we know suffering and poverty, but in reality, we know nothing. But what really strikes me is the fact that every child is so happy. Even though they have nothing, they smile as if …

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Five Crucial Mistakes Most Bloggers Make (and how to avoid them!)

We bloggers have become lazy. Even in our ever-growing pursuit for followers and views, we have decided that some pieces of blogging are beneath us. And so, in our passivity, we have neglected key parts of our blogs and the posts therein. This has resulted in a lack of blog quality and a lowering of …

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Africa: Expectations vs. Reality

After publishing over four posts on this subject, we have finally created an almost full collection of African misconceptions. Africa, it seems, is misunderstood. To date, we have published two posts on African Misconceptions, one on Uganda's Technology, and another on crazy facts about Africa. These posts averaged 1,250 words apiece, showing that there truly is a lot of …

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How Hollywood Got Spirituality Wrong

Uganda is home to thousands of witch-doctors. In fact, one of these used to live across the road from my ministry. Although long gone, his memory presents an important reality- witchcraft is alive and well in Uganda. When New Hope first started, a local witchdoctor approached the leaders and claimed that the Ministry wouldn't last …

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Five More Common Misconceptions About Africa

Last week, I wrote about the most common misconceptions of Africa, as commonly found in the United States. If you didn't read that post, be sure to do so, as it can be found here. In my quest to confront common misconceptions on Africa Boy, I have managed to think of even more true misconceptions …

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Uganda: Technologically Advancing, Spiritually Dying

Uganda is far more advanced then one might think. When many westerners envision Africa, they think of those Massai guys with spears in their hands, blankets on their shoulders, and dull looks on their faces. They picture a technologically dead country, useless to anyone except their own people. Guess what? They're wrong. Obviously, Uganda isn't …

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The Quirks of Living in Africa

Honestly, one of the most common questions Africa Boy gets is this: "What are some of the funniest things you've seen in Uganda?" Well, after living here for 15.5 years, I have a few that are almost sure to make you laugh. Un-logical Jams. One of the strangest things we find in Uganda is the …

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A Birthday of Grace

Today is my sister's birthday. Elliana McFarland, born on October 2nd, 2009, is now celebrating her tenth birthday. And, through current circumstances, she is proving herself to have already matured in ways I never would have thought possible. As of right now, the power for our community has been out for the last week. We …

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