I’m currently in South Africa on behalf of Exago, serving missionary workers and leaders. Some I have known for many years, and others are new to me. We are interacting about a large variety of topics related to spreading the gospel, including some of what what practical mobilization does and might look in some unique to SA contexts.
This team continues to do food parcels as some people being serve have absolutely nothing. They are refugees from Zimbabwe, which has 40 years of an incredible amount of murder corruption and destitution. They cross the border seeking a better life, but even then once they are here, it’s tough. For example, these people had a shack...but it recently burned down in an area with 70% unemployment and near 40% HIV positive.
Notably, one lady has had life particularly hard as she is an albino with carcinoma. She just recently just got out of hospital. The lady in red is known as mama Edith. She is a devout believer who helps make sure people get food and also hear about the gospel - and that God loves and cares for them. This is so much more than just “charity” work.