Wow! What an amazing story of God’s compassion and grace! This story makes me sick at satan and even more ready to go where God’s leading me now in order to share His love with people who probably have never heard of such! Thanks Seth!
At death’s door in Swaziland
The danger in America is that we become self-absorbed and miss God’s heart for the poor that Bono pointed us to Isaiah 58 (in his address at the National Prayer Breakfast). When I read it, I think about our team in Swaziland, a nation where half the people over 20 are dying. Here’s their report:
“In 2002 God called a Swazi woman named Gugu into the squatter camp located on the edge of Manzini. He told her to go to the children and not beat around the bush about their sin. She obeyed and openly asked the children about their sexual sin. Each child confessed to sexual sin in his/her lives, even the four year olds. They said they were using an empty house while all parents were away as a child’s brothel.
I’ve read this entry many times….but it’s not one that you can ever read and move on from. There’s so much work to do.
We have found this to be so true here in Jo’burg. The sick are hidden away and when you find them they are at death’s door.
Today I visited a young man,Luke, I met about 18 months back. He was healthy and working in the vegtable graden of a ministry we work with. During the next 6 months he wondered away from the Lord. At a small worship service I was preaching and the Holy Spirit showed up and revealed to us that someone was allowing witchcraft into their home. Luke broke down and confessed that he had allowed the witchcraft in so that he could drink the “healing mamuti” from the songoma. After this his condition with AIDS became very bad. A personal friend placed him in a hospice to “die”.
But God had more plans for Luke. Today I visited his “house” and prayed for him. The Lord revealed that the world views Luke as a poor, broken, and a useless man with aids. But GOD views Luke as a mighty warrior, with a healing ministry and an annoiting to carry HIS light into those dark places. I felt so privileged to be able to just love him and honor him.
What a miracle working GOD we serve,
all I could do was praise HIS Holy Name.