Everyone can help anyone

17 March 2021

I was hungry but you gave me food, I was thirsty and you… (Matthew 25: 35-36).

One day when I was walking in our Kwanjana village, I came across to a young lady of 29 years old, she started talking to me about her story. I asked her how many children she has and she replied 4, the oldest one is 13 years and will turn 14 this year. The conversation continued… I wished to know the whereabouts of the husband responsible for all the kids and she replied with tears around her eyes and said, he left when she was having a pregnant of the last born child, because he was failing to assist the family well, and because of being ashamed, he thought of leaving the marriage. I asked her why did she marry so fast, she explained that her parents died, when she was 3 years old and the one who took care after her also died when she was around 10 years and therefore she thought of having a lover who in her mind thought would replace her parents but alas, this did not happen how she wished. Having a sponsorship program in our foundation, her last born kid got an opportunity to be in it and now this kid is having a sponsor who is supporting her education, food, clothes to mention a few. For this devastated lady her hope is coming because this small kid we don’t know how far God will bring her in future. There are several billion reasons to consider the challenge of God to help someone. Some of them live in your neighbourhood, others live in jungles you can’t find and have names you can’t pronounce. None of us can help everyone. But all of us can help someone and change their story for good. Bear in mind when we help them, we serve Jesus.