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 All though we take it for granted, sanitation is a physical measure that has probably done more to increase human life span than any kind of drug or surgery (Deepak Chopra). The word sanitation also refers to the maintenance of hygienic conditions, through services such as garbage collection and wastewater disposal.

Postal operators need to wake up to their true potential and start using their enormous reserves of data, vast logistical fleets and infrastructure to lead the world on e-commerce, financial inclusivity and economic development.“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” said Charles Dickens, but for the world’s postal operators, it must sometimes appear that the good times are gone.

At the African Infrastructure Development Partnership (AFIDEP), our sole aim is to promote cooperative working between international business and bankable African projects. We work tirelessly to assist both sides to recognise the potential and implement strategies that lead to long-term prosperous business relationships, which are key to helping Africa stand on its own two feet and move it away from the aid culture that has been propagated for so many years.

On that grey Brussels New Year’s Day – January the 1st 1999 – when they launched the Euro, I was at that grey Brussels building when the Finance Ministers of Europe agreed on the fixed exchange rates between their soon to-be-executed currencies and the new, improved, Euro.

We all experience storms in our lives—those occasions that bring pain, suffering, or loss. It’s in turbulent times that all sorts of questions come to mind: Where is God? Why has this happened? Was it something I did? Did God cause it? If so, why? The only safe place to go for answers in tumultuous times is God's Word. Let's consider what it says about why God allows storms in our lives:

Key Passage: Luke 15:25-32

Supporting Scriptures: Matthew 11:28 | Luke 15:1-24 | John 3:16 | 1 John 1:9

SUMMARY

Jesus was a master storyteller who knew His audience as well as the condition of each heart.

Key Passage: Luke 15:20-24

Supporting Scriptures: Numbers 32:23 | Ezekiel 18:4 | Luke 15:1-19 | Luke 15:25-32 | Romans 6:23 | Hebrews 9:27 | 1 John 1:9

SUMMARY

Jesus was a skillful storyteller, and perhaps His most masterful parable was that of the prodigal son.