-Joey Mutnansky Seel
Today, we visited the homestead of my sponsor child, Tengetile and her sister Noncedo, the child of another couple on our team. She lives with her gogo (grandmother) and 6 additional children under her care. There’s no warmth between the family members. It is a distant, static relationship—not warm and loving.
It would be easy to give them money—but we can’t. Money is temporary, when we need sustainability.
We need men who stand up to defend, and provide for their families like the example set for us by Christ and the Church.
We need women who are confident to speak wisdom and truth by following the model of a godly woman as explained in Proverbs 31.
We need children that are hugged and told ‘I love you’ so that these children might be the person God created them to be.
We need believers back home who refuse to be complacent in a calling from God.
“Test me in this and see if I don’t open up heaven itself to you and pour out blessings beyond your wildest dreams. I will defend you against marauders, protect your wheat fields and vegetable gardens against plunderers,“ Malachi 3:10
We are testing the Lord now. We serve a good, powerful, loving God, and we have seen the ways He has provided in our own lives. We have seen the overwhelming need, and we know our kids are in God’s hand, as are your sponsor children. Where our children’s parents fail—leading, guiding, providing, speaking truth and wisdom—God has sent us be His hands and feet, and we need to step up.
PLEASE join is in praying for the Njojane community, for provision, for sustainability—for men and women who become loving, caring moms and dads, not just biological mothers and fathers.