About Our Workers
Andrew and Sandra Freeman have been involved in assisting and serving in various contexts in the country of Botswana since 2001 and became affiliated with LogosLife International in 2012.
From the beginning, when they managed a Christian Bookstore, they have had opportunities to help local business to implement sound business strategy with high ethical standards consistent with God's word. Botswana was the first country on the African continent to have the Bible translated into their own language and over 70% of the population declare themselves as 'Christian' on a census, so through Workplace Chaplaincy, Life Skills and Soft Skills training from a Christian perspective and through personal mentoring, they have continued to help businesses do business better, while connecting personally with individuals, helping them to understand what true success is in God's eyes.
Although Botswana has had the Scriptures in their own language for over 150 years, it also has the world's second highest HIV prevalence rate. There exists a significant disconnect between access to the Scriptures and daily life impact.
Sent as volunteer missionaries under the banner of LogosLife International from Australia, their role in Botswana is currently as Volunteer Business Development Officers with a Corporate Services company called 'Turnstone Advisory', with a mandate from them to work towards:
- Development of a Business Mentorship program to empower men and women in the workplace to conduct business with strong ethical values based on Christian Discipleship principles, incorporating an emphasis in Life Skills which in turn affects life in the workplace.
- Research and development of 'Botswana appropriate, best practice, cross-cultural relationship and communication methods' to enhance business productivity and effectiveness within Botswana and internationally.
God is using their many experiences and research into the dynamics of honour/shame in African culture to help them understand and develop better ways of both sharing the gospel and the truth of the Scriptures with those they meet, and helping business function inter-culturally, so that there is greater heart change and thus more solid behaviour transformation. Their prayer is that as hearts change, individuals will impact their families and communities for God's glory and the good of their country.
They are also involved in providing Bible teaching through literature and audio, personally writing relevant materials, assisting locals to write, and facilitating translation of materials into local languages.