On our way there, we passed through the nearby township (slum) called Chilomoni. This is where all of the kids from our football/Bible club live so it was great to run through town with many of the families and relatives cheering us on. By the time we got through the mass of people living in Chilomoni, I looked behind me to find over 15 of our boys who wanted to join us on our journey.
|Exhausted upon arrival at the top|
|Praying for the city of Blantyre|
At that practice on Monday, I had challenged them by asking if the Lord was bringing people into the kingdom through their faith and life like He did through the early church. Most of them were silent and didn't say anything so we thought they were not paying much attention. But God's Spirit was working. He was stirring the hearts of His little people here to do something.
The whole group (which was now 18 kids) loved the idea of Luzani and said we should start something called the "Madalitso Jar" or the "Blessing Jar." The idea is that they can bring anything and we can pool our resources to bring blessing in the name of Christ to the people of Chilomoni who might be hurting. I asked them to think about one person who we can pray for and help in this way and they quickly agreed that we should help a local kid named Mphatso whose mother recently died from a preventable disease. God has set His affections on us and now we are going to set our affections and love on Mphatso for the month of August to bless him and show Him the Savior in this time of mourning and need. What i love most about all this is that it is totally all initiated by the boys. Not us. We have poured our lives and love into them and now God has enabled us to see something beautiful come to fruition in their lives. They are beginning to get it! The Gospel is taking root and they are getting excited about giving. This is a work of the Holy Spirit. Please continue to pray for these precious boys. We will continue to go up the Way of the Cross to pray and get into shape both spiritually and physically for the glory of the King.
For His Fame,