August 25th

Hilton Hermanus took  us to Columba Church in Guglethu  for  20th anniversary commemoration event of Amy Biehl. It was through a documentary that I learned about Amy’s death and her accomplishments. It was such an honor to attend her anniversary  service because she was a beautiful person who just wanted to help people especially black citizens during apartheid. The event was mainly in Xhosa with a little bit of English dialogue. The singing was done in Xhosa but the lyrics were so beautiful that we started clapped along. There was a moment were the choir went to the front of the church and started singing a song that was very rhythmic.  Overall the service was very beautiful and I learned that each day is a precious blessing.

After the service we were able to meet Mrs. Linda Biehl and she was happy to meet us and she introduced us to one of her granddaughters. We march to the site were Amy was killed and were her memorial statue is placed. We placed flowers on her memorial and listed to speakers who knew Amy talk about her. While listening I came to understand how the Amy Biehl Foundation was started. Linda has showed my the depths of how forgiveness can heal and save a life. Linda is truly a remarkable women and it was an honor to meet her. I will never forget her or her daughter story.

 

 

 

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