Friday, January 13, 2017

Minding Her Keys And Pews

This young woman -- she is fifteen years old -- minded the keys and pews of the Congregational Church in Woodlands, about 600km / 380mi east of Cape Town -- until her parents sent her to school in Kwasizabantu, a mission in Zululand, earlier this month. OBSERVATION: She carries a well worn Bible on her left arm -- and on her head she wears what is called a "doek", a popular local headdress. Woodlands is an outstation of the historic Kruisfontein Congregational Church in Humansdorp. This Church has a vast parish, divided into districts, of which Woodlands is one.

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