Robben Island Prison and Soccer

I have been following the World Cup fairly closely this time around since I lived in South Africa last year. The New York Times has written a wonderful article about Robben Island Prison and the soccer league that developed for the inmates.

Here are some pictures from when I visited Robben Island.


Robben Island Prison

Part 5 in a 10 part series. View series intro and index.


Union Building (Pretoria)

Series Index

  1. Union Building (Pretoria)
  2. Staff Conference in Durban
  3. Jesus Film
  4. Table Mountain
  5. Robben Island Prison
  6. Stellenbosch Vineyards
  7. BEAM Africa
  8. Joburg Summer Project
  9. Campus Crusade Leadership at UJ
  10. South African Hodge-Podge

Part 1 in a 10 part series. View series intro and index.


South Africa Presidential Election

On Wednesday, South Africa will hold its presidential elections.  The favored party to win is the African National Congress (ANC).  Jacob Zuma, most likely, will be president.  Last year, Zuma was tried for the rape of a HIV-infected woman.  He was found not guilty.  Perhaps the ANC will win because it is the party of former-president Nelson Mandela.  This week, he publicly gave his support for Zuma.

We know that God’s will must be done.  You can pray for that, of course.  But more than that, pray for the hearts of the South Africans, that they might understand and embrace the fact that no human kingdom will satisfy.  Pray that they would receive the kingdom that cannot be shaken (Heb. 12:28), instead of hoping in a kingdom that can be ruined.

Proverbs 21:1 says, “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will.”  God is sovereign.  Nothing will surprise him.  Whatever God ordains will happen and is right.  This election, and every other election, is a mere footnote in his grand story.  In God’s story, King Jesus will reign, and every knee will bow and tongue confess that he is Lord.