Monday, June 05, 2006

A lot of pain

A lot of pain.  The ‘Cup weekly staff meeting/Bible study opened with a discussion on how we view our earthly fathers.  In English we have father, dad, daddy.  Each progressively intimate.  In Swaziland, there is only one word: babe.  Each Swazi spoke of the distance between themselves and their father and mothers.  One even spoke of a father as an enemy.  Swazi heads nodded in agreement.  (Cultural) Abuse, neglect, bitterness, hatred.  Please pray for the Swazi staff for a break through in forgiveness and a true vision of their heavenly Father.  Then for the Swazi nation and especially for the children we see at the CarePoints that they can see God as a true father, even abba father.
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