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The Mother Africa place-holder post from earlier in the week wasn’t just random, Africa’s been on my mind all week.
I’ve been listening to the soundtrack to ‘The Power of One’ and the African video is sound tracked by the ‘Mother Africa’ my favourite track from that album.
I’ll never forget the first time I heard it. My mate Gillian and I were hanging out, I’d not seen her for years, and I haven’t seen her since, but I was visiting her small school house in the Taranaki and in the evening we turned the lights out, lit a couple of candles and she played me that track. I was totally changed.
I have loved the music of Africa ever since. And I’m grateful to a bunch of people who’ve fostered that… Redsaid included, I still love my compilation cds she lovingly made for me.
Anyway, the college I’ve been studying just put on their end of year production which was written to bring awareness of the work of two aid workers who are members of our churches in Northern Uganda.
They are unbelievably courageous and working against dreadful conditions to raise up a new generation of Ugandan children.
One day I’m going to go there, both to hear the music of Africa and to see and take some small part in the work.
I really hope it’s sooner rather than later.
Hey! You can’t come to Newganda (very cute, that, by the way) and not to the New South Africa!!!
But one thing you are definitely right about? Those CDs really WERE compiled with much love for you. Sooo glad that you are still deriving some joy out of it!
Red, if I make it to Newganda, you can count on me swinging by SA.