Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tender Treasure :: The Sifumdza Family

mom with kids

We drove as far as we could to visit the Sifumdza family. When the road stopped, the hike began up the mountain to a little wooden house at the top. Initially, upon seeing the house, I didn't think it looked so bad. But as I heard her story and looked inside the little wooden dwelling, my heart broke.

house

You will have to imagine their living situation through my words, as I couldn't bear to take photos of the place they called home. Sunlight shining through the cracks in the walls and roof. Barely any food on the small table in their living/bedroom. Mattresses on the floor to sleep this family of four. I could tell life was tough for this sweet family.

daughter

Originally from Swaziland, Ncobile, met her husband and found a home here in S. Africa. While pregnant with their 3rd child, her husband left her, alone and without an income to feed her precious children.

looking

The Kabokweni volunteers discovered her situation when her children, Simphiwe and Lando, started coming to the drop-in center. Elizabeth now tries to help her out with food. I've seen Ncobile, with 2 month old Hendrikah strapped to her back, at the drop-in center cooking the food for the kids. This precious woman is thankful for the help she has received and wants to give back!

kids

Please pray for this family. Pray that God would continue to provide food for them. There's already love flowing freely, but pray that this family would have an adequate dwelling, keeping them safe and warm from the weather elements.

1 comments :

Pilar said...

What a story. It breaks my heart. They have so little and we have so much, still we think we need more and we are not half as grateful and willing to help as they are.

I tell you once again, what an amazing job for the Lord you guys are doing

I always forget to ask. How open are they to the gospel?

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