I am two sleeps away from getting on a plane. I have done the copious amounts of reading, handed in four papers, got a new passport, finished up some work projects, and now sit down to write this new blog.
I am basically posting this as an introduction to what the next couple of weeks will look like. I am heading to South Africa for a field course in which I will put on thousands of kilometers, traveling across this magnificent country with 11 other female students and 2 professors from the University of Winnipeg/Global College, and six students and their professor and another staff person from Cornerstone Institute in Cape Town. The course title is Post-Conflict Truth, Reconciliation and Memory. We will be in the Cape Town area for about a week prior to traveling north towards Johannesburg with stops along the way.
I hope to capture the sights of my travels here as I return to my beloved Africa. This will be the first time I am in South Africa and I am excited to be heading there at this juncture in time. I feel ready on some levels and yet not so much on others. I have been insanely busy these past 2 months and have not really had time to emotionally process all that I have been reading and watching.
I hope you will join me as I journal my experience here. Am I ready? I suspect I am ill-equipped to accept this huge gift that is made possible by a generous Giver but I am open to all that will unfold in the coming weeks. I know that this is a blessing that I will be forever grateful for. I pray that my heart, mind and spirit are open to the lessons that I am to learn and that I may use it all for the glory of God.