South Africa Mission Trip

False, but not stopping us.

The previous post was quickly falsified. We we spammed. However, what was taken away, in theory, was restored by another organization in town. We received a large donation this morning!!

In preparation for our trip, we watched the movie Invictus last night. I want to share this poem that brought me to tears. If you’ve never studied about Aptharthide in South Africa and Nelson Mandela, I suggest you do so. We can learn a lot about compassion, forgiveness, love, humility and unity when we look back at his life. I pray as he reaches the end of his life, that Nelson Mandela would have peace in his heart knowing that all that he did, he did to the best of his abilities. Uniting a divided nation was a daunting task, but by the grace of God, he did it.

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley
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