Sunday, August 28, 2011
In two weeks time there will be more than two thousand people on the farm and as can be imagined, I'm not looking forward to it. The church that owns this farm will be bussing people in to attend one of their meetings and to go up the hill. This church, The International Pentecostal holiness church, link has more than 5 million converts. Frederic Modise's son Clayton, now known as the comforter or holy spirit has declared this farm holy and renamed the hill Zion. The farm is now his property and he has his own plan for it.
In preparation for this meeting and the arrival of the "Comforter" they have been working on the buildings every weekend for about a month now, the only time I have to relax. It has been very disquieting.
When one has been alone for many years it is difficult to reintegrate into society as I'm sure those who have been kept in isolation can testify. For me this is a very trying time. I'm still in my same home, for which I'm eternally grateful and do admit that this church has treated me with respect and kindness but having so many people around does pose it's own set of challenges.
My prayer Lord is for You to look after this farm and to see to it that the life that already exists here is maintained and kept safe for all South Africans. May Your will be done, not mine.
Which do you prefer, City life with the crowds and gossip or farm life with nature and animals or maybe a boat or a cottage?