Lunch, the World Cup, Admirers & Surrey Hills

A week ago, Gideon was on his way to Oxford to pick up Chelsey and bring her back to London. He had called her yesterday after he finished watching the third place play-off match of the World Cup. When she answered, he asked, "How would you like to watch the World Cup Quarter Finals between …

Meeting Nata

Nata was sitting in the restaurant, waiting for Micah. He had asked her to have lunch with his uncle and him. "I hope you don't mind," he told her. "He's a Christian like you and very much into missionary work like Daniel." "No, I don't mind. I'd like to meet him." "Good. We'll meet you …

The First Lesson

iStock Image Abebi was preparing her first lesson for Becket. She was beside herself with excitement. She couldn't wait to see him. They were going to have the lesson at the lake. It was too nice a day to be cooped up inside. Besides, he thought it would be better than being at his apartment. …

Saturday Morning

Weeks had passed and by now his hair had grown back at the sides. It was early Saturday morning. He hadn't slept well and after tossing and turning, he decided to get up. The sun had just risen. He shaved and took a long shower before fixing himself breakfast. After he ate, he washed up …

Anele and Hasani

I'm a young South African Muslim woman in my last year at the University of Cape Town. I'm studying. It was there that I met Hasani, a South African Indian Muslim. The first time I saw him, I was standing in the hallway, waiting for my friend, Mandisa. He was with a friend, an African …

Rehema’s Story

Getty's Image I was sitting in my room thinking how lucky I was to be here in London. It seemed like just the other day when my world had turned upside down. I left my home in Kenya when a woman whom I thought was my friend told me about a job at Pathfinder International, …

Dinner, the Casino & Flamenco Dancing

"So, did you and Josephine have a good time last night?" "Well, she took me to Columbia, a Spanish restaurant. The food was great. I had the Pollo Manchego and although it wasn't as good as my grandmother's, I thoroughly enjoyed it." "Was that all you enjoyed?" she muttered under her breath. "What was that?" …

Sarifina Calls Maxime Again

Sarifina lay in bed, feeling depressed. Who was the woman who answered Maxime's phone and why was she so rude to her? She didn't even ask if she wanted to leave a message for Maxime. Instead, she had hung up the phone after telling her that he was unavailable. When her aunt had returned to …

Sade Tells Dae What Happened

"What's the matter?" Dae asked me. It was six fifteen in the evening and I was at his flat. After school, I had gone to the library where I spent at least two hours, doing my homework and studying until it was time for me to come and see him. I was still smarting from …

Michelle’s Afternoon in the Museum

Michelle was reading a very interesting but strange book. The room suddenly tilted to one side and the people poured out was the first line which had grabbed her attention and made her want to read it. She was there at the museum reading it while waiting for her friend, Alison who promised that she …

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