The statements opposite, which are taken from texts in this
book, are evidence that things are moving.
This book will try to enhance our understanding of Africa through stories from the Continent which is known for its tradition of story-telling. Stories are the lifeblood of missions. This was also my experience during fi ve years of mission service in Africa. Africa has taught me that stories move people. This is why people tell their stories in this book. I am convinced that these stories will bring a piece of Africa to us, to Europe. Matthias Dichristin