Serve joyfully

I once attended a multicultural church with my family while visiting United States. After the service, I asked for a Wifi I could connect my phone to, from Blessing Mortenson, a sister that came to greet us (I needed the Wifi to call an Uber driver; I had roamed my mobile phone but my service provider messed up. Roaming…

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Leaders and Innovators

At the event (Africa Leadership and Innovation Symposium) we organized yesterday in Durban South Africa, I said we should not let anything stop us from being a leader and an innovator. I made reference to Ghanim Al Muftah, the Qatari youth icon who shined at Qatar 2022 opening ceremony. Though Ghanim was born with a rare condition known as…

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Free but not cheap

After I shared about a hybrid workshop that I recently organized, someone asked whether she needed to pay an entry fee. I replied “it is free!” It was free because National Research Foundation (South Africa) provided the fund that was used to pay for the workshop venue including catering for 40 delegates that attended physically. It was free because…

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God wants to use you too

If you study history or even our present dispensation, you will discover countless ordinary people that have done extraordinary things. One of them is Dr Paul Farmer who passed away this year in his sleep while in Rwanda. Paul was an American medical anthropologist and physician who did his best to serve the cause of global health equity. In…

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Live your legacy

It was Suzzanah Wesley that said “Only one life, it will soon be over. Only remembered by what they have done.” What do you want to be remembered for when you are long gone from this world? Let your answer be what influences how you live every day.  For example, Edward Crosby “Ned” Johnson 3rd who recently passed is remembered as…

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Let there be food for all

The first time I travelled to USA in 2009, I attended a church in St Paul Minnesota where members go home with food supplies. People living close to the church also came to pick some items. I was so amazed with the amount of food available that I asked myself how I could transport them to Africa. I thought, we needed…

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Make a difference and influence others to join you

If you live in my community and you see me picking plastics and other food packing wastes in the street, don’t thank me, thank Deon Brann, my friend. It was him that influenced me to start doing it. When we started walking/jogging together as part of our morning exercise some years ago, he would regularly pick food packaging wastes…

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The power of altruism

Samuel Bankman-Fried, the founder and CEO of FTX is one of the most influential people in cryptocurrency. He recently testified before the US House Financial Services Committee about the future of digital asset industry, along with colleagues from Coinbase, Circle, Paxos, Bitfury, and Stellar.  Bankman-Fried whose parents are both Standford Law School professors, is a longtime follower of “effective altruism.”…

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The Gospel of Wealth

I came across an interesting article titled the Gospel of Wealth, few days ago thanks to Twitter. It was originally titled “Wealth” and published in the North American Review in June 1889 by Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist. It was Carnegie that led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century, becoming one of…

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Your secular job is God’s work

Anyone that believes in Christ is on God’s team and has a special assignment. It doesn’t matter whether you are a pastor or not; as long as you are a child of God, you have been called and given the ability to work for the Lord in all that you do, including your secular job. Not many believers in…

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