August 04, 2010

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Sunday Morning in the Township <em>by Doug Roland</em><br> <br> <a href="http://hydeparkumc.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54f9cf89788340134861e4463970c-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="South-africa" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00e54f9cf89788340134861e4463970c " src="http://hydeparkumc.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54f9cf89788340134861e4463970c-800wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="South-africa" border="0" /></a> Cheri and I just returned from a 3 day mission trip with about 70 seminarians. The event was actually a week long outreach and revival called Nzondelelo Home Mission. The location was a 2 hour drive into what was once called Zululand. The Mission was founded by a 72 year old retired Methodist minister who we got to know well. It's focus is bringing spiritual and material assistance to poor communities. We lived within the township during our stay, had a great deal of contact with the organizers of the event and met and spoke with a considerable number of local residents. There is (or soon will be) more about my personal reflections at our blog at <a href="http://behaghitstheroad.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://behaghitstheroad.blogspot.com/</a> . Meanwhile, I thought you might like to see a piece of the last day's worship. You will hear and see a part of the last hymn prior to the benediction. It reflects typical music in this region done without instruments save a very distinctive bell. The video was taken with our handheld point and shoot camera, and without much forethought. But you can maybe get the idea. A youtube link is included in this post.<br> <br> <p class="asset asset-video"> <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/vZj-ZcdERwE&fs=1"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/vZj-ZcdERwE&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="344"></object> </p>

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