Today is Easter Friday, kind of sad. For people in Kenya, very sad, more than 140 young Christian lives snuffed out. Please keep them in your prayers this weekend.
Moving on. There is a tradition in this country where we eat pickled fish on Good Friday, this comes from a time when people didn't work on the weekend and this dish could feed a family without spoiling till Monday. It's usually made with Snoek ( a type of fish), vinegar and curry. Very scrumptious. We also have hot cross buns and Easter eggs in abundance.
|A small group of ZCC marching men I photographed some time last year|
In this country there is a Christian organisation called the Zionist Christian Church in a place called Moria in the Limpopo province. People from all over Africa come to this place over the Easter weekend, between four and five million. Imagine attending a church meeting where there are millions of people singing praise and worship songs, awesome. Unfortunately the road death toll rises hugely, usually to about 200 or so. Way too many.
Another thing that will take place this weekend is the Two Oceans Marathon in the Western Cape. This is known as the most beautiful marathon in the world. It is also world famous, about as famous as the Comrades Marathon also run in this country. 56 Kilometers, more than I would choose to run, walk yes, run no.
I'm still living in Johannesburg and working for my brother. Tracey, his wife, is still struggling with cancer and will be going in for another operation next week. I really hope it works out well.
With regards to the April blog challenge, I don't have time enough for that right now, very busy with lots of late nights and weekend work. I have been reading other peoples posts but not writing myself. Must get back into writing, don't want to lose the ability. Oh well, all in due course. Blessings to all who are taking part in the challenge and all who are running tomorrow. God bless the people of Kenya, please comfort those who are in pain Lord, Geoff.