Report from Africa
Amathunzi, South Africa
We open our curtains early in the morning to a group of birds sitting in the trees and on the ground beside the cottage. Out front is always a Southern Red Bishop chirping and waiting for Cathy’s bird seed.
These beautiful little birds look like an eleventh century bishop with the bright red cap of feathers on their head. Once Cathy broadcasts her seeds the birds gather by the dozens. It is like a scene out of the fairy tale movie Snow White. I think if we were here longer they would eat out of her hand.
Almost every morning there are two Southern Red Bishops who measure themselves against one another. They lift their heads high to see who is the tallest. Unfortunately, the other birds are getting the seeds while they spar with one another. We chuckle as they posture for a position as king of the hill.
The eagerness show by the birds for Cathy’s garden seeds is also shown by the young missionaries who are living at Amathunzi and ministering to farm worker children in the nearby farm schools. In seventy days, at their request, we have conducted thirty-five inductive Bible Studies. They have even requested to sit in on several of the missionary retreats as we opened the Word of God. It is like they don’t want to miss any seed of God’s truth.
No observation is too small! No question too trivial! Their enthusiasm seems to never be satisfied. What a joy to serve them and share with them.
There are times when we wish their excitement would be present in many others. Our world has become so marred with twisted truth and struggles for power. People have become lovers of themselves and lovers of money. Christ told us what the end times would be like.
It is nice to see the power of the Word of God change lives today! Thank you for sending us on the mission field so these studies would be possible. The seeds are falling on fertile soil.
Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.