Posts in Okavango Delta
Warthogs, Faith, and Dried Beef Jerky!

Gee was a guide I met in the delta. We searched for cheetah by day in the hot Botswana sun, and fished for catfish at evening's light with fishing line and dried beef jerky.  He made me a hat out of palm leaves which turned into a basket that was even strong enough to hold my Nikon.

Gee was the biggest fabricator of the truth. He would tell me how warthogs would hold their breath and walk underwater to travel through the channels of the delta, and that he had never been to a church.

For days he would ask me about faith and what is faith. After being badgered for 3 days over these constant questions I finally broke down. I explained to about my faith and I took out my bottled water and poured it over his head and baptized him in the delta.

Standing wet in the hot sun he asked me why it took me so long to tell him about God. He said, "we are poor people, we want to know what it is that you know."

I said, "but I don't know anything."

He looked at me and smirked, "then where is your faith"?

Gee grew up in the delta. He is a Botswana guide and a leader in his local church.