I’m home after 31 hours of travel.
If you’ve followed political developments in South Africa with the rise of the Mandela-led government, or if you’ve read The Soweto Legacy (Amazon kindle ebooks) you know that the country has turned upside down racially in the past eighteen years..
I met with a small group of former Youth Alivers on my sifirst Sunday in South Africa. I learned about former Youth Aliver swho hold positions today which Africans were not permitted to hold under apartheid:
Doctor – head of large hospital
Director of radio station
Owns a media production house
Serves as third highest exec of Department of Labor
Sr. Mgr. of ESCOM (national electric supply)
Represents Hospital Christian Fellowship internationally
Directs ministry– Society of Albinos (appeared twice on TV while I was there)
Commander in the Army
Venture Capitalist (has helped to start 14 countries helping to found jobs)
. . . and these are but a few that God has raised up from their humble beginnings in Soweto, through training and encouragement at Youth Alive more than forty years ago.
You can imagine how gratifying it was to meet these men and women who came through our youth program, survived the “troubles” and are contributing to build a “new South Africa.” Praise God!