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Storms Are Life Giving – Angola Day 20


Each afternoon we who live on the highlands of Angola are deluged by downpours and plummeted by thunderstorms. Just as rapidly at these storms appear they also pass, leaving behind a refreshing atmosphere and saturated earth. Everywhere in the countryside people are taking advantage of the showers to cultivate their corn and cabbage.


Metaphorically, Angola over the last century has endured many storms, and in the wave of these squalls, life springs anew. As I conclude my 2016 journey through Angola I’m impressed with the truth that it is through trials that we most respect victory, though hardship that character is forged, through sorrow that joy can become most full. Many thanks to my friends in southern Africa, who are living examples of these compelling truths in action.


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