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.