Mamajojo's Muse

"Is this not the kind of fasting I have chosen: To loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter- when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and He will say; here am I.
If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Isaiah 58: 6-11

Sunday, July 3, 2011

4th of July!
It is liberation day here in Rwanda, too, so today we will walk up the hill to the school for some ceremonies, and work with the girls on interviews in the afternoon.
It is so good to be back in Africa! I knew I was back when we rode in a wildly painted van, with the slogan, "My God" painted all over it, with cheerful African music blaring and the smoky sweet wind in my face.
We are all well, after a long trip on Ethiopian Air. 13 hours to Addis Ababa, then a long hot wait in Addis, and short jumps to Entebbe and then Kigali, Rwanda.
We are at the Dereva hotel here in Rwamagana, Rwanda, and you can see that on line if you look up its website.
More later! Time to run.

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