• Chega um tempo em que não se diz mais: meu Deus. Tempo de absoluta depuração. Tempo em que não se diz mais: meu amor. Porque o amor resultou inútil. E os olhos não choram. E as mãos tecem apenas o rude trabalho. E o coração está seco •
A África do Sul tem 11 idiomas oficiais. Em quase todos deles, "branca" foi uma das primeiras palavras que aprendi. Era o que as crianças falavam de longe ao me ver passar. A maioria das pessoas fez isso com certa admiração. Não a admiração que a gente dirige a um amigo, mas aquela distanciada, voltada a alguém que tem algo especial que sabemos que nunca teremos. Não é pq não existem mais placas separando brancos e não-brancos que a segregação não exista de fato. O apartheid deixou uma cicatriz profunda nesse país e é preciso lembrar sempre que a vida dos negros importa: na África do Sul, no Brasil, em qualquer lugar.
This boy right here is gonna be one of my most amazing success stories.
My #WHY FOR #TotalLifeChanges is way beyond just me and my dreams and desires for my family.
It extends to the 86 matriculants of 2016 from #Zandspruit#Squattercamp that I adopted last year when I, by the help of the Almighty and His good people, made a most magical matric graduation party happen for them.
The moment I came across #TLC I knew... my job is not done. There are stories to be re-written, chapter to be started anew.
During our strategy meeting I told Given,:
"you have to believe that 90 days from now you will be telling a new story. Because I believed that for you when I brought you on board some time ago". I want new stories for my kids.
#IMadeIt ... so can they
#KingMakers Africa needs her kings
Meet Moosa. He is originally from Soweto but moved into this squatter camp in Booysens to be closer to work. He is a gardener in the upmarket suburb of Houghton. The daily commute from from Soweto was too expensive and he was frequently in trouble for being late. He says it is much better now. The squatter camp is unfortunately over run with rats so he is dragging this bin of cement he has salvaged from outside a nearby cement yard to try to seal off his shack. He is a devout Muslim and was a bit annoyed that moving the cement had caused him to miss morning prayers. #Jozi#streetphotography#traintracks#squattercamp#informalsettlement
Our first day of camp at Campground was a success. As we were leaving a group came to offer free medical attention for the children of the squatter camp. I got to pray with my sweet girl after she received care and it was one of the sweetest moments we could have shared together.
"if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:14
Today was my last day teaching the 9-13 year olds in Sunday school. The topic of the day was the crucifixion and I have been racking my brain about how to deliver it to them. One of my teammates said "It's the most significant story in the Bible. It's the gospel. I'm sure you'll find something to talk about." She was right, just like every week conversation just flowed. After making sure they all understood what I have been teaching them over the last month, 12 of them gave their lives to the Lord. I have been so privileged to be given the opportunity to teach these amazing kids. I am so proud of their dedication to the word and their hunger to know the Lord more intimately. There is a celebration in Heaven today as 12 names were written in the Book of Life! Hallelujah!
I've really been LOVING my time with my babes at crèche and being so intentional with bible time and teaching their sweet souls the love of Christ, what being a believer of Christ is, the amazing stories of Christ, and HOPE for their life through Jesus.
This week we are learning about the dreamer Joseph and what his life consisted of and how God worked so beautifully in his life. I LOVE WHAT I DO! And I'm so thankful for this opportunity God has given me. Thank you everyone for the love and support as I'm in South Africa. Your support keeps me here and helps me impact the lives of people here❤️ "You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for GOOD!" Genesis 50:20. Remember this. Live for him even when things don't make sense and the tough keeps on coming. He has your life in his hands and has a plan for you so follow him.
Creation week for bible time at crèche this week.
We talked about how God created the world, everything on it, and us (humans). I feel like as adults or older people we feel as if creation is just the thing that happened in the beginning and we don't grasp how quiet amazing it is when you really think about it. Like look at this perfect little cutie Gift. He is one of Gods amazing creations. "In the beginning, God created the HEAVENS and the EARTH." Genesis 1:1
I love that I'm able to bring Jesus to these babes and the teachers as well each week. Though prepping and bringing bible time and bible craft for 80 children by myself is is a big task there is nothing else I'd rather do.. because their eternity is the most important to me. What if it's you that is supposed to make a difference in someone's life even if you think it's a small something. Remember nothing is to small to God. Even if it's a four year old in Kya sands informal settlement. Gods creations are truly amazing. BTW BLOG COMING TOMORROW! ❤