The Mothers’ Unions of two Aberdeen churches, the VGK and St. Peter and St Paul, spent some time in prayer on Monday 7 January at the junction of the N9 and the R61, just outside Aberdeen.
Known locally as The Cross, during the holiday season this junction sees an almost non-stop stream of vehicles, including many taxis shuttling passengers between Cape Town and the former Transkei. Sadly many lives are lost every year on these two stretches of road.
There were 18 mothers in total, and they were joined by Oertel Fik, driver of a local taxi as well as Lunga Jacobs and traffic officer Prudence Jacobs. Many drivers passing the group hooted and waved to show their support, with one bakkie even stopping to show appreciation.
The main focus of the prayers was safety for the travellers and for the rain that is so desperately needed in the area