Saturday, September 10, 2005

The Irony of it all...

I am just flabbergasted at the state of affairs in Zimbabwe. The IMF issued a reprieve to Zimbabwe for six months halting their expulsion from the IMF. I think it is sad that no sterner messures have been taken, especially since the nation has been in arrears since 2001. Indeed the expulsion would mean among other issues, that no further money would be granted to Zimbabwe for development etc.

Barely a day after winning the reprieve, a government delegation arrived in Cuba and criticized the IMF for its' policies. A true display of ungratefulness if you ask me! What is overwhelmingly sad and alarming is that inflation is climbing upwards of 255 percent inflation and unemployment is balancing out on 80 percent. Recently the cities and MDC strongholds have been targeted in a form of Ethnic Cleansing to rid the cities of so-called filth and shanty town appearances. This is just a dig at MDC strongholds that won the major centers in the election. What is really sad is that the nation has less than three weeks of food reserves and the situation continues to deteriorate.

It is heartbreaking to follow the news and see how such a wonderfully prosperous breadbasket nation has been reduced to nothing. Our hearts continue to go out to those who have no alternative but to stay: for the elderly, the orphans and disabled, and for the people at large who are humble, hardworking and defenseless, may God bless and comfort and continue to provide so graciously for a people that are ruled by fear and tyranny.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Call to Prayer

The weekend is once again here - time seems to be flying lately, or is it just me? The end of the week arrived today and so did an email from my sister, Michelle. I was really glad to get an email finally, but the contents were not what I was expecting. She has struggled with her health and for a long time has not known what is going on. After a check up and tests this is what was discovered:

"I have just come back from my scan and you will all be pleased to know that I dont have an aneurysm, however I do have a problem and have to have key hole surgery, an angioblast. At long last I have finally found out whats wrong with my walking and its not been just in my head and I am not going mad. As soon as I have had the surgery I will regain the full use of both my legs again and I will be able to walk again. I must say I have been through hell and am really glad that I did go for the scan and I strongly urge all of you to please get checked out. I will have to stop smoking because the risk of this happening again is very big, so Please pray for me to have the strength to quit smoking..."

So, as soon as I heard this, I had no option but to submit this post, and ask you to take a moment to pray for Michelle, that as she undergoes this surgical proceedure everything will go well and be successful, and also that her recovery will be swift, and that her health will return to normal. I will be submitting more posts over the weekend, but just wanted to get this out there for you all to say a prayer...thank you humbly!

Monday, September 05, 2005

Love of My Life

This was a special weekend - we celebrated Nancy's birthday!
She is the love of my life, and I thank God for her always.