Nelson Mandela cell at Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa

7 Powerful Gifts I received from Nelson Mandela

It isn’t often that I get as deeply moved as I was during my visit to Robben Island, the notorious prison where Nelson Mandela spent most of his 27 years of incarceration.   I had often seen pictures and videos of the infamous courtyard and Mandela’s cell. I had a basic sense of what it […]

ONE MAN’S QUEST TO ERASE POVERTY – ONE PRE-SCHOOL AT A TIME: How a Wild Motorcyclist turned Missionary is Transforming the Future of some of Botswana’s Poorest Children

********* Botswana is not a “pretty” country…. Beyond the magnificent wonders of the Okavango Delta and Chobe River & National Park, Botswana is mostly marked by the barrenness of the Kalahari Desert – and it’s a rather desolate sight. Unlike the Namib Desert with its spectacular Sand Dunes and warm, exquisite colors, the Kalahari is not a welcoming place. That’s […]

Namibia, Sossusvlei, Desert Dunes

NAMIBIA – The Desert Dunes of Sossusvlei (Namib Desert)

********* Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert remains to this day among the most stunningly beautiful experiences in all my travels! It was breathtaking, stunning, magnificent and also incredibly quiet. There is a stillness about the desert – and the Namib in particular. Time just stands still, you can hear the silence – and the colors….. The […]