WELCOME TO THE APARTHEID MUSEUM ON YOUR LAST DAY AS A MISSIONARY IN THE SAJM!
This was our activity on the last hours in Johannesburg. I have listed some of the questions and quotes the departing missionaries reflected on as we collectively toured the museum.
"To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
~Nelson Mandela, June 1999
Race Classification: South Africa is known for segregating people. How blessed to be in a land that no longer segregates people in the way they once did. As you walk through the classification area, think how divisive it was to label people and separate them. Isn’t it wonderful to serve here now, when these laws have been changed?
At the top of the ramp is a commanding view of the city of Johannesburg, the city of gold, the physical landscape of both past and present.
|Waiting for their interviews!|
|Clipboards in hand, these Elders took in as much as they could before departing for their flight.|
|Reflecting and reading explanations|
When you first arrived at the museum you saw the pillars outside with the values from the Constitution. The same values are listed in the final room on the walls with the South African flag. Remember these principles as you return home.
As you leave the museum add a stone to the pile. What are you leaving behind? What legacy have you left for others to follow?
|What a great group. We loved spending time with them during their last hours in Johannesburg.|
Elders Olson, Henderson, Packard, Olson, Silvester, Perkins, Masoka, Delahoy and Henderson.
(Missing: Elder Edeyaouch, Robbins and Smith-went with parents or companions due to different flight plans.)