Just back from three weeks in Liberia. Amazing to work in a country, that six years after a devastating civil war, is putting itself back together. I was advising the government on how to make sure Liberians benefit from over $20 billion of concession agreements with foreigners in mining, oil, and agriculture. Piece by piece.
I was taken by the people, by the language, by the possibility. I learned a new kind of english and glimpsed another way of seeing the world: perhaps God is real, not so sure in this land. It was shocking to be in a country where not the French, not the English, but people from the US were the colonizers: I couldn’t hide as easily. I was taken with the place, the warmth people showed me, the opportunity to make a difference. I’m hopefully going back again soon.