Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Three in One

A visit from Abraham, a weekend trip to the Georgia beaches with RAs, and a lesson from God through a friend- the last few weeks have been busy.

With the international attention on the Darfur region of Sudan and recently on president Omar al-Bashir's defiance of the international court seeking his arrest, our Sudanese friend Abraham came for a visit to speak to students. Being a lost boy from the Sudanese civil war in the 80s, Abraham spoke first-hand of the atrocities still happening among his people. It was incredible to see him and relive the story of his time as a student at Southern Wesleyan and the journey of, after 18 years, realizing his family survived in Africa. A group formed. Six months and $20,000 later we watched Abraham, his cousin and a friend disappear through Security at the Atlanta airport bound for Ethiopia and the reunion, though once a dream, that must have made all of Heaven stop to watch. Soon pictures came back confirming the beautiful event had taken place. Lives were saved, literally, and two families were reunited. Abraham's prayer was answered. So sitting next to him again, two years later, was a reunion of sorts in itself.

The following Friday was RA time in Georgia with the Harrells (Kelley's parents). Picture it: fourteen people, one house, two bathrooms, and two islands to explore. The pictures speak for themselves. Great times! We're still finding sand. Even in the guitar.

The final of the three in one will be continued in the next post. Know that it involves food, freedom and Kelley. And it is changing our lives. Find out all about it soon.

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