Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Amazing Reverend LaDonna M. Sanders

The last of the summer party potluck poetry jams, and my first, was held as a fundraiser for the South African Mission Fundraiser in Chicago, IL. I was privileged for the first time to hear the amazing poetry and vocals of Rev. LaDonna M. Sanders. I was so moved that I shared bits of a poem that has been percolating in my brain, titled, "This is no Time to Jump off the Love Train." More about that in another post!

When LaDonna is not reciting poetry and raising her voice in praise to God's grace and love, she is working with the South Africa Ubuntu Project, a bridgebuilding mission founded by LaDonna. She has been hosting Love Poetry Jams and other gatherings to foster the spirit of connection here in Chicago and the U.S. for over 12 years. Her HIV/AIDS ministry has taken her to South African three times. Like yours truly, she is called to ministry in South Africa and is looking to return and eventually establish a plan that permits her the flexibility to travel back and forth between Chicago and South Africa.

Let us pray for the continued success of LaDonna's ministry and for the orphaned children and the communities that benefit from her ministry.
Blessed Be!

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