Mission Highlight: Thank you Josiah and Darren for sharing with us about the family trip to Zambia and South Africa. Here is what Josiah shared:
Last year I asked my parents if our family could go to Africa. I wanted to go because I wanted to see my auntie Michelle,and also the kids there. We prayed about it and we felt like God said yes. I think God called us to Africa to see the difference between Africa and the U.S. For example,many people in America can have three meals a day and of their choice but in Africa people there barely get any food each day. The kids that we saw with Hands at Work had one meal each day but only on weekdays. They were still grateful but we often complain.
God is faithful and loving. He showed it through volunteers and care workers. One care worker stood out to me at the Chibuli community. Her name is Jean she showed the love of God. We went to a home where a gogo, which means grandmother, she took care of nine children. This Gogo’s name is Judith. The first thing Jean did was asked how may we help. The gogo said, “you can help me fetch some water at a nearby well.” So we helped her do that. The Gogo is a very old women so she didn't have enough strength to do it herself. Jean interacted with the gogo, talking to her and asking if she needed anything.
The care workers have so little but offer so much. They care, love, feed and even know the kids by name. If Hands at Work were not there then the kids there may possibly die.
Some people may not think Africa matters because it is so poor but God loves Africa and cares for every single person there. After having met some vulnerable people in Africa, I don't know what God wants me to do but I think that he wants us to help the vulnerable in the city just like Hands at Work.