Lessons for us all..?

Ella & Annemarie

Ella & Annemarie

What do you think you can learn from a South African township? Do you know what one is? (Try http://freebooter.me/2013/10/31/townships-a-different-aspect-to-south-africa/ if you want an idea).

Ella Mahlulo takes tours of Knysna township ( http://www.emzinitours.co.za ), and in the process educates and unwraps your in-built fears and maybe even prejudices. She is a human dynamo bringing hope into the daily grind, fostering neglected children, sheltering abused women, coaxing truanting children back to school, soup kitchen quite aside from bringing so many to faith. Her story represents a will to overcome the odds with the help of the Lord.

After dropping out of school in her teens, she went back in her mid-20’s by masquerading as a young girl. Having found Jesus, she went on to bring others to Him. When asked about any feeling of anger from those in the township towards their former oppressors, her response was they have none because they know that their next life will be better.

One of the noticeable features of the township is the number of churches, from tin huts to more substantial buildings. Christianity has a strong hold here amongst the (materially) poor.

So one conclusion you might draw is that those who have the least may actually gain the most….

Ring any bells?