I've finally recovered from the trip and am adjusted to the eight hour time difference. Both the people and the topography of this land are beautiful. I have had so many wonderful conversations with those who have shared stories of life before and after apartheid. By the way, South Africans woke up this morning to the news that their president (Mbeki) has "resigned." This is being called the most important week politically since Nelson Mandela was elected. People are a bit nervous but trusting that democracy will prevail.
Today, I spoke for the first of five times about the cross being a way of life (with the assistance my interpreter, Jules, who translated into French)…saw a zebra, a herd of impala's, some monkeys, and a really big spider/scorpion kind of bug…
It's wonderful here but I really miss my family. (Barbara-you are my heart. Selah, Kia, Gabriel, James, Mihret, Temesgen, Christian, Solie, Elijah–I love you and can't wait to see you.)