Numsa has spearheaded a ministry that uses gogos (grandmothers in Zulu) to mentor children in this extremely difficult environment. They teach them to plant corn, cook, grow vegetables and provide for themselves. At the same time they introduce Jesus Christ to these broken and lonely children.
Pictured in the Life Nugget logo is one of those gogos who arrived at Numsas home to work the garden for the orphans. We were interested to see this elderly lady walk up with no shoes and wearing a blanket because it was cold. She came to serve those who were less fortunate than herself.
The problem overwhelms my heart as I realize so many children have been left alone by the killer HIV/Aids. The cultural traditions prevent an orphanage from being built and established for the kids. Instead the families in the tribe are required to step in and help one another.
Her investments in the lives of others are carefully chosen and provided with great love and interest. Her bare feet in the cold dust took my heart to the book of Ephesians 5:15. Paul says we are to be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise. (NIV)
Being careful means to step exactly, with care, accurately and precisely. We are to walk circumspectly and make the most of every opportunity. Paul says don’t be foolish but understand what the Lord’s will is.
Do you submit to help others who have little to nothing? Or are you eyes captivated by the next purchase of clothing, furniture or electronics? Consider and observe the investments you make for the Kingdom of God. There are many good choices for us to serve. But some are better choices while fewer still are the best choices.
Christ tells Martha, Mary has chosen the better thing and it will not be taken from her.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
Deeper Still Missions
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