Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate…South African Style!

 Last Saturday, President Wheeler and I were able to attend a soccer game at Port Alfred High School.  Sonwambile (we call him SoSo) is a member of our branch and plays on the team.  After watching this game, it was determined that Football is for sissies.  This sport is BRUTAL.  The position he plays is full-back wing.  He is always in the "scrum".  If you don't know what a scrum is, well then be glad.  This is not a gentlemen's sport!  Soso is playing with a concussion and a dislocated shoulder and he is lucky that is all.

But here was the absolutely best part of the day.  The Glee Club.  If this video works, I will get some kind of award for figuring out how to post it without calling someone for help.  With that said, well, this is probably just not something you would see in the stands at an American High School.  Set aside the amazing voices you will hear.  Set aside the great participation of the youth who show up on a Saturday in their uniforms.  Just listen to this amazing group as they sing in Xhosa and then I will tell you what they are saying.

This is what you hear:  "Ah men Nkosiah"
This is what it means:  "Amen. Dear Lord"

Yup…They are praying for their team in front of the public.  When is the last time you heard that in a Public American School.  I love this country!

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