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Friday, January 04, 2008

How Free are we?















I have swatted mosquitoes from Burundi to the Congo; been subjected to incredibly tense situations and eaten the worst food in the world. I have had rebels point AK 47's at me, not been paid the money I worked for and had my money stolen. I have been through sand storms and torrential downpours and I have made some enemies, but have made many friends.

As I sit here in the Eastern DRC I am losing weight, sleeping among rats and missing home, but somehow I can't help thinking how fortunate I am. I know that whatever happens to me I will be happy because that is the decision I have made.

6 comments:

UrSuLa Groenewald said...

Krag, Sterkte, Vrede
Ek wens julle dit toe.
Liefde
UrSuLa

PS Stunning foto (soos altyd) van die kinders en die arend.

Werner K said...

Dankie, Ursula. : )

Jeff said...

Spoken like a true Stoic. Good luck with your mission.

Tequila said...

You and your guys are doing an incredibly hard job in one of the worst operational environments I can imagine, but your service is a testament to broader humanity and the better angels of our nature.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God."

Anonymous said...

I love you sooo much and miss you more each day.x x sus

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