Tag Archives: Rhodesia

Gasoline and Culture Shock

This is the first of several blog posts regarding the part that culture plays in the missionary experience.

I thought I knew cultures. Born in Scotland, raised in Rhodesia (now called Zimbabwe), lived and worked in South Africa, travelled extensively … I had seen and experienced many ways of life. But I was unprepared for the […]

My First Prayer

NOTE: This is the first in a series chronicling some portions of my journey with Christ.

Life is a transformational process, one in which our Lord is always calling us. He may be calling us to Him for the first time, or He might be drawing us into a deeper relationship with Him, and a greater […]

A Scottish Christmas in Idaho

After moving from Scotland at age 3, I began my world culture immersion in Rhodesia (modern day Zimbabwe). Since then, I’ve lived in South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Kenya, Canada, Haiti and the United States. However, when Christmastime arrives each year, I revert back to my Scottish roots.

I can attribute this mostly […]

The Key to Solving Africa’s Problems

Growing up in Rhodesia, I had the opportunity to experience the magic of Africa. I grew up with Africans, learned the Shona language and saw so much of the things that make this continent alluring. Its diversity in language, culture and climate make it one of the most intriguing places on earth.

It’s an immense continent […]

Holding Fast To God

Some missionaries will tell you that they felt God called them to Africa. But it was different for me. I was just three years old when my family moved from Scotland to Rhodesia, and my Scottish roots were only preserved through the influence of my family. For me, Africa was home.

So when God began preparing […]

Holidays Traditions

Jason Chatraw discusses the different ways MAF President and CEO, John Boyd, has celebrated Christmas with his family while serving with Mission Aviation Fellowship in different parts of the world.


Running Time – 7:00 minutes

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