Audacious Waiting – Idelette McVicker

Idelette gives a stirring call to keep our lamps filled with the oil of hope, just as the five virgins did in Matthew 25. Alluding to her South African heritage, Idelette takes us on a journey to the prison cell where Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years of his “night of waiting” — a small and confined space. In which small and confined places can we stand in audacious waiting with our lamps burning, trusting that the light will break through in the darkness waiting for the Kingdom of Heaven?

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Idelette McVicker

Idelette McVicker is an immigrant, mother of three and restaurant wife. She’s founder and Editor-in-Chief of, whose mission is to "mobilize and empower women, so we may transform our world together." She was born and raised as an Afrikaner woman in South Africa during the Apartheid years and that shaped a deep longing in her heart for a more free, equal and just world. Idelette lives in Vancouver, Canada, but her home is the world.

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