Our partners at Ditshego have been busy over this COVID season. Between outreach with food parcels and connecting with the children, they have been a presence in the Mooiplaas community. While 2020 only allowed Resurrection to help with funding, we look forward to returning and serving alongside the leaders there in 2021. In the meantime, we have a beautiful story from one of the South African volunteers that serve at the preschool:
I've been praying for the Little Eagles to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit guiding them in prayer for nations and when it did happen, I missed it completely.
It was on Tuesday morning the 24th November 2020. and we were closing off after having prayed for the nation of Qatar when Pretty Sabeka, 11 years old, put up her hand. "Yes Pretty" I asked and she replied, "We pray Ethiopia." "That's right Pretty, we prayed for Ethiopia last week." and that ended the conversation.
But the next morning, during my prayer time, the Holy Spirit took me back to that moment and I realised in a heart-stopping moment that I had blown it. I had to find out what Pretty had meant when she said, "We pray Ethiopia'"
It's a long story but suffice it to say, Pretty had wanted to tell me and eventually did get to say, "We pray more Ethiopia, not one time."
I imagine we all know about the civil war that broke out only a few weeks ago in Ethiopia between the Tigray people and their government and this is what I believe the Holy Spirit had put in Pretty’s heart to pray about.
Yesterday, the 1st December 2020, with her hand on the World Wall map Pretty led the prayer for Ethiopia all on her own and in the language of her heart. Then the other 19 children were invited to come to the wall map and pray for Ethiopia as well.
The zeal of the children to pray was electrifying and had there not been a wall behind the World Map, they would have gone right through it.
At this point I thank the Lord for Winner who has been assisting from the start.
She listened carefully to how the children were praying, the words they were using, and her response was, "These children know how to pray."
I kept hearing the words Morena Jesu and knew they were talking to Lord Jesus.
Thanks to all the ladies who have been working with these children for a longer time than we have. I feel that Winner and I, on the 1st of December, have plucked the fruit of your labour.
Covid 19 and the lockdown did their best but our God is still on the throne and to Him goes all the glory.
Denise aka Teacher Granny