Sunday, July 11, 2010

This week I had the, should I call it an opportunity (?) to drive THE most dangerous road in the world. The road between Dondo and Maputo was at one time considered to be the most dangerous road in the world because of the bombs that were planted during the civil war here in Mozambique. By the looks of the road, the bombs left sink holes in a stretch of about 50 miles. Oh my goodness, we were thrown from side to side in the car trying to avoid the holes and then when we hit them, what a trip! No wonder the tires and cars do not last a long time around here.

A fun thing to do along the way is to stop and buy produce from the villages that have small plots of land to farm. When you slow down people rush to the side of the car to sell their goods. Tomatoes, tangerines, cukes, lettuce, onions, green beans, pinneapple, carrots and a bunch more. We end up buying more than we need always because we are captured by the smiles on their faces and can't resist buying from them. I love how God each day puts people before us. I love how He speaks to me about caring for others and loving my neighbor.

Do you know your neighbor? Do you love your neighbor?

Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD. -
Leviticus 19:18

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