A Merry Christmas in Lunzu
The elderly and disabled are often overlooked in society. They spend much of their time isolated and at home. As we look in the Bible, Jesus' heart often went out to the marginalized and those on the fringe of society. This Christmas we chose to celebrate the elderly, disabled and those living in child led families (meaning both parents have passed away).
We celebrated with a big meal of goat, chicken, rice and Nsima. Ron Willett was the special speaker through video messaging in the United States. The good news of the gospel was shared and small gift bags of the most common kitchen foods, which are 1 kg (2lbs) of rice, I kg (2lbs)of ufa (maize meal), 2 packets of soya (dehydrated soy bean pieces), 1 packet of sugar and I packet of salt.
Beyond the gift that it was to the community, it was beautiful to see the students of Brothers in Arms rise up to be leaders and servants in the community. So often street connected youth are associated with stealing, taking and disturbing society. Through our program, our students have grown to be contributors to society. May this be an example to everyone that our past does not label us and define our future. Christ truely gives us a new life when we choose to walk in Him.
"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast."
1 Peter 5:10
Merry Christmas from Lunzu!!