Sunday, March 16, 2008
South Africa Bound....
I'm heading back to South Africa this November/ December to serve an AMAZING organization called Ithemba Lethu (link to the left in the "links" column). Anybody wanna come????????
This photo is actually from the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. We had an 8 hour layover in DC on the way...
I've been thinking about what I saw in South Africa. We saw severe, merciless injustice, disease, insane poverty.......All literally next door to affluent, upper middle class white South African society. It was mind blowing. At one point when we were working in a "creche" (preschool) in a shantytown, I looked around and realized that at least 60% of the class would die of HIV/AIDS within 10 years. In that same moment, I realized that the little girls, the precious little angels wanting piggy back rides, had likely already been molested or raped. They were 5.
For most of the trip, I did not have hope. I did not know what to do. I felt totally powerless.
Then, we visited Ithemba Lethu (Zulu for "I have a destiny: ) Please check out their web site. And, if you feel compelled, donate. In the midst of the mire and sludge, God is doing a work in the hearts of the South African people. And, He tends to specialize in redeeming broken things.
Come with me and let God use you to touch a life.