After dropping Tate off I headed over to the Living Way campus. Living Way works to empower people from under resources communities in the area with economic and job skills. This is done by equipping people with the tools to live productive lives, empowering and training business owners to be sustainable and increasing employment through access to training in skills like agriculture, baking and computing.
I stopped by the campus for the sole purpose of having some chairs made. We have outdoor space, they have a wood working skill section so I thought I'd get chairs from them and help the organization. (check it out http://www.ithembawoods.com)
I got on campus about the time they were having their weekly devotions. I felt bad walking up as they were in the middle of praying and almost left but I stayed. I got to break in a small group of three people; myself, Carol (who is working and teaching in the bakery) and Clifford.
Oh Clifford, for those who do not know he is a student in the agriculture academy. We have had the pleasure of getting to know him through emails and Facebook and now living here in Cape Town. He is set to graduate in 56 days from the program and move back to his home country and start his own farming business. We have been humbled in watching his faith and skills grow from afar. We were able as a Sunday School class last year to provide funding to Clifford to help with his wife's battle with breast cancer. (PS...if you are on Facebook checkout Living Hope: The Documentary page...Clifford is the one features in Tennessee Orange...you can not miss him.)
After our small prayer time anyone got to share about anything. Clifford spoke about how much Living Way has meant to him and then others shared about the crops they just planted and how they might have some sort of disease attacking them. We stopped right in that moment and prayed over the little seeds in those tunnels. We prayed from God to show up in a big way and pull those plants through. Yes, there is a financial hit involved if this crop does not produce but more than that for God to show Himself and His glory through some cucumber seeds.
I sat in my seat, luckily behind sunglasses and almost wept. Here I am in Africa and someones greatest prayer is for God to show up in these tunnels. I am blown away but the faith and realization that they need God in every aspect of their lives.
I know there were times and still are that I am too busy to stop and ask that God show up for me. Let me handle it myself. I desire to have the faith and the true hunger for the Lord that so many have for the Lord.
God is moving here. God is moving in BIG ways. I am so humbled to have a glimpse into the lives that He is changing here in South Africa. The seeds are falling on good soil and they are producing a crop. Praise the Lord.