Yesterday we continued with the weekend food packs for the children. As we were giving out the food, MeMaNeo told us a story of something that had happened the week before.
Tyler and I had been in Johannesburg for a few days so we asked Teresa to take care of the weekend food pack distribution for us while we were gone. We were so thankful that she could help us!
There is one little girl at the Khohlo-Ntso Care Center who has special needs (we suspect fetal alcohol syndrome). This is the same girl (named D) I wrote about a few weeks back. Well, the women at the Center told us that if she carried all this food home every Friday, someone would steal it from her. So, we have agreed to bring her food right to her house and hand deliver it to her mother every week.
Unfortunately, we forgot to tell Teresa about this last week while we were gone.
This is Seko. He is almost in the 7th grade and one of the oldest boys at the Center. He is tall and soft spoken. But after hearing this story, we now describe him as SELFLESS and KIND.
He willingly, without any prompting from the women, offered to leave his weekend food pack at the church to pick up the following day, and carried D’s food pack for her. Wow. I couldn’t believe it. D does not even live in his villiage. He went way out of his way to help her and made sure she got what she needed before himself.
We told him we were so proud of him and that he was so kind to even think about doing that for her. What a picture of Jesus, putting others before himself. Going out of his way to help someone in need.
This boy is on his way to becoming a fine young man. Please pray for his heart, that it continues to grow for the Lord. And even for D, please pray that more children would befriend her and that she can feel and know the love of Christ. Lastly, would you pray for the other boys at the Center who look up to Seko, that they will see what he does and follow in his footsteps.
“If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.”
Tyler & Rachel