Reflection before Interview
Something that was asleep inside of me was awakened in South Africa. While researching Mrs. Charlayne Hunter-Gault for our upcoming interview, I discovered that she also resided in South Africa for a while with her husband. I can't wait to exchange our experiences and sit at the feet of this trailblazer!!! While our entire experience was powerful during our #pauseandpropelafrica retreat, I had my biggest awakening at Blyde River Canyon! I love views and it felt like God's creation was breathing new life into me. It wasn't just the impact of starting over after a divorce, it was the significance of discovering myself from the core. While it was a group of us there, at the moment we captured this picture, it felt as if it was just me, God, and new hopes and dreams being downloaded into my spirit.
I had no clue that our work and relationships with South Africa would be elevated to the next level in the way they are manifesting.
I am truly grateful and open for where this next chapter is leading.
A life of service truly begins with healing, gratitude, and obedience.
Fun facts: While it is difficult to compare canyons worldwide, Blyde River Canyon is one of the largest canyons on Earth, and it may be the largest 'green canyon' due to its lush subtropical foliage. It has some of the deepest precipitous cliffs of any canyon on the planet.
Blyde means "glad" or "happy" in Dutch, a name derived from a voortrekkers' expedition. The 'happy river' was thus named in 1844 when Hendrik Potgieter and others returned safely from Delagoa Bay to the rest of their party of trekkers who had considered them dead. While still under this misapprehension they had named the nearby river where they had been encamped, Terrifier, or 'mourning river'. Source: Wikipedia