Crossing the Equator felt like crossing the finish line of a long, hard race. But it was different. Different because our race is not over. And we knew no matter how far and how challenging it was to drive from Cape Agulhas, Africa’s most southern point, to the line representing the equal distance between the Earth’s North and South Poles, there was always more reasons than we knew for crossing this milestone in Uganda, East Africa.

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This Tale provides some linear snapshots in crossing the Equator line on our Africa Calling journey and the race we are running:

                               34°49'59.99" south, 20°00'5.49" east: Cape Agulhas, Africa’s most southern point. 17 April 2019.

                               Tropic of Capricorn: 23,5 degrees south, Khomas Region, Namibia. 17 October 2019.

                               Crossing lines: when each of the lines of our lives cross, we are grateful. Meeting another South African family somewhere in central Tanzania as they made their way back to South Africa from Kenya.

Brutal but beautiful: the terrain in west Uganda was some of the most challenging under wheel of all 8 African nations we traversed.

                               Equator. 29 February 2020.

We all run to finish our races, and probably to finish well too. Traversing Africa via vehicle is more than a race, but a trail in seeing God at work everywhere. As we cross each line, we realise that the race we are on is bigger than ourselves…and Life is bigger than our mortalities. Our race is by no means over… 

How is your race running?

Africa Calling – Source
Africa Calling – Lake


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