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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Garden Progress

Today I visited Freedom Park, a squatter camp, to check on the progress of the garden that the Red Rocks Church Team helped plant in August.  The garden is doing very well.  The residents have expanded it to about 3 times the original size and they are already harvesting vegetables.  

I met the ladies who are working the garden every day.  I asked them what their plans were with the garden.  I expected them to say that they looked forward to having some fresh vegetables for themselves and their families.  But instead they said that they want to sell the vegetables and raise enough money to open a mortuary so that people in Freedom Park can afford to bury their loved ones.

Death is so prevalent that they are more concerned with burying their dead than nourishing the living.


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