angExchange – “The very thing I had hoped would happen” – Sandy Ayer

Sandy Ayer, director of Library Services and Archivist at Ambrose University College, recently travelled to Davao, Philippines, to conduct library assessments and seminars at several schools there, as part of Jaffray’s angExchange.  He comments:

The highlight of my recent trip to Davao, Philippines on behalf of the Jaffray Centre had to be the seminar I led for local theological librarians on the future of libraries.  I confess to having been quite nervous about this presentation. “This has to be about the future of their libraries,” I thought. “What do I know about that?”    Continue reading

angExchange – “The Teacher became the Student” – Dr. Bernie Van De Walle

On this, my second time working with the Jaffray Centre’s Ang International Educational Initiative, I had the pleasure to teach in four different schools in two different countries—the Philippines and Vietnam.  This venture kept me on the road, teaching all day long for four weeks in a row with only a day or two off during the whole time.  Even on Sundays I would either be preaching or travelling to my next destination.  By the end of it all, I was exhausted. (I am still not sure that I have fully recovered.) I considered myself to be quite dedicated and even, on my less than stellar moments, hard done by. Continue reading