Nowhere in my travels have I seen a greater discrepancy in economic condition than in Windhoek, Namibia, Africa. In the city proper, there are more luxury cars, 5 star restaurants, and fancy hotels per block than in most US cities. Still, just outside the city limits, there are thousands living in tin huts without running water, plumbing, heat, or electricity. Crime is high, but hope is not. Searching for Solutions Many well-meaning and even Godly people have proposed "easy"
I was visiting a Christian counseling clinic in Windhoek, Namibia when suddenly, groups of 2-3 women starting running up to me in order to take pictures. Several groups did this, giggling and smiling all the way. I was enjoying the attention, much to the amusement of my friend Terry who was with me. Eventually, I overheard one group whispering to another new set of ladies, “Maxwell…its John Maxwell.” “Oh, No,” I replied, “Not me…I teach his stuff, but I’m not John.” Like a fl
When I was about 11-12, my parents had an addition built on to our home. I had fun spying on the workers and wandering around watching the progress. My normal outfit was jeans, a t-shirt, and bare feet. One day while strolling through the back yard, I suddenly noticed I was walking funny. I didn’t feel pain, just noted that I was limping. I looked down to see what was causing this and saw a nail protruding from the bottom of my right foot. I had jammed it 2-3 inches into the
My sophomore and junior years of college were brutal on my ankle. First, I suffered a severe sprain when someone launched himself for a rebound by using my ankle as a springboard. That left me with severe damage—so much so that the doctor told me I would have been better off if I had broken it. Then, after healing, (which involved wearing a special brace for months), I injured it again playing flag football on artificial turf. The short version is that my body went left and m