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No Atheists Here – Angola Day 24

“Angolan people respect the power spiritual forces,” explains my friend Cesar. “Thirty years of communism did nothing to impede their deference and fear of the unseen world.” Cesar, a nurse who rose to Provincial Minister of Health, continues, “Christ’s message of power over death and forgiveness over offense is especially relevant to Angolans. It provides legitimate liberation from their distress over demons and dark powers.”


Today, my final in Angola for 2019, I and a crowd of patients and families enjoyed an inspiring treat: Six singers at Kalukembe Hospital presenting a harmonic, elegantly choreographed suite of songs expressing how, “Our God is light and life, beauty and hope, healing and mercy, limitless in scope.” And on this high ‘note’ comes to a close my 17th summer in Angola.

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