The Jazz Theologian

The Jazz Theologian

Bloggin’ from South Africa (p2)

DSCN0074I'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.

DSCN0066 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.)

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Sharon Hasty

posted September 23, 2008 at 9:06 pm

We may assume the horrific dangers are over in South Africa, but in any international travel, just want to remind you guys to be confident who you travel with – that they are who they say they are – confirming them with the companies and people they give as credentials, and even on the Internet — that they agree with your interests at that juncture, and still, not be alone with them out in the middle of nowhere. Was reading High Crimes – The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed (whoa, shocking) and watched the Daniel Pearl movie – ppl die putting trust in acquaintances of acquaintances. Nothing helps the family like close scrutiny and good accounts of where and with whom you travel. (I don’t travel – just watch a lot of Rick Steves – ha.)
God keep you safe in His hands and give you testimony that reaches the hearts He’s longing for.

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Patrick Boller

posted October 4, 2008 at 6:59 pm

Thank you for blessing us at GA! It was an honor and privilege to translate your messages (into Spanish :)), and being challenged and changed by them (rather by God through them) in the process.
I hope and pray you had a good and safe flight back to your beautiful family. :)

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