Dear sisters and brothers:
Please give your attention to this video post from creatingreciprocity’s wordpress blog. This is a very moving story of a blind Afrikaaner (by ethnicity) boy meeting with Nelson Mandela and going on to be only one of three blind students to complete studies in computer science in South Africa! As Dirk says, Mr. Mandela held himself neither above nor below anyone else. This is my prayer for how all people will grow into traveling through this journey here on earth.
Dirk Willem Venter –
Even though this photograph was taken almost fifteen years ago, the day I met Mr. Mandela still stands out in my memory. I heard many stories of how lucky we were to have a great man such as him as our president and although I was very small, I felt a deep awe at being lucky enough to meet him face to face. As time passed and his distinctive voice filled my ears my understanding about what a blessing he was for our country grew.
He visited Worcester for the official launch of the Blue Train. I was selected from a group of students from my school to hand him a gift. I remember being nervous and a little apprehensive as I didn’t know what to expect when meeting such a great man. He did not talk down to me as grown up to kid, but…
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