Archives for 10 August, 2011

Helping yourself is hard

Aid delivery truck following the 2009 Samoa Tsunami. Disasters bring out the best and worst in people. Encouraging people to help themselves the rest of the time is not easy in Samoa!

The last few weeks have witnessed a whole bunch of challenges around me – some for us, but many for others here in ParadiseĀ Samoa. In this Sermon from Samoa I explain how dealing with a challenge effectively requires us to first see our issue in the proper context, measuring reality as best as we can, and then taking constructive steps to help ourselves. Simple to say, but hard to do. [Read more…]