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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: TWENTY
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This past week marked twenty years since my initial arrival in Cape Town, South Africa. TWENTY YEARS! I posted the following on Instagram to mark the occasion:
Two decades ago, I left my home in West Michigan to travel alone across the Atlantic for what I thought would be a semester overseas.
I was fresh out of Bible college a month away from my 21st birthday, and I thought I was going to teach students in Africa about the Bible. Instead, the country of South Africa and her people taught me more than I ever thought possible and left an indelible mark on my soul.
In the 10+ years I lived in Cape Town I laughed hard, cried hard, climbed mountains, passed through valleys, and everything in between.
I made countless mistakes and have just as many regrets, but I also received countless expressions of grace, love, welcome, and forgiveness.
I thought I was going there to give, but instead I was given more than my heart can hold.
And if you don’t believe me that it’s been twenty years, yes, that is an actual camcorder in my hand in the next photo. As you can see, I thought I was the coolest.
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