It was 2pm and the bell rang signalling the end of classes for the day. Students spilled out of their classrooms to trek the 1 km road to their dormitories for lunch.
Garri, fried fish and sugar was on the menu for Wednesday, and it was one of the special delicacies for the boarders. Everyone of them trooped into the hall in orderly fashion. As expected of them, And.eager as well to be in the dining hall before 2:45pm when lunch will be stopped for the afternoon. Siesta to be observed.
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Came across this interesting article online and i find it very instructive and enlightening.
I was on AWOL (Away Without Official Leave) on this page in the last two weeks. My apologies. What caper was I up to? I had quietly slipped out of the country on a 12-day pilgrimage to holy sites in Israel. The trip took me to Jerusalem, Jericho, Galilee, Bethlehem, and then Egypt. Yes, the same Egypt, for that is home to Mount Sinai, the place where God handed out the Ten Commandments to Moses. Every Christian knows (or rather, should know) something about those ten laws, as they are quite fundamental to the faith.
A full account of the spiritual odyssey will come, but let me isolate what happened on the sixth day, as topic for discussion today.
On Tuesday last week, we had crossed the Taba land border from Israel to Egypt, after a rigorous and scrupulous security check. One knew the no love lost relationship between the two countries, and so it was not quite surprising. In Bible times, Egypt had held Israel in bondage for over 400 years, and in modern times, they’ve fought at least three bitter wars. So, naturally, there should be high level of distrust and suspicion between the two countries. Continue reading →