The Same but Different.

Living back in the UK, I do many of the same things as I did in Tanzania, but it’s also very different.

I sleep in a bed, but with multiple blankets rather than a mosquito net.

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I get my water from a tap, but I don’t have to filter it before drinking it.

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I eat beans, but most often from a tin, and I don’t have to sort and clean them.

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I eat fruit, but apples and pears, rather than guava and passion fruit.

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I enjoy flowers when I walk through town, but crocuses, snowdrops and daffodils, rather than bougainvillea.

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I use money, but take a lot fewer notes out of the cash-point.

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I have windows, but no mesh or bars.

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I still walk to get around town, but I have had to get used to very different footwear.

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Even if everything else is different, at least I still worship and serve the same God, no matter where I am!


25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth,

    and the heavens are the work of your hands.
26 They will perish, but you remain;
    they will all wear out like a garment.
Like clothing you will change them
    and they will be discarded.
27 But you remain the same,
    and your years will never end.
(Psalm 102)

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