Our Chipata, Zambia pastor wrote this to us in late January 2019:
"Pastor" Gift Mwale is a three-year-old toddler who used to run to the roadside every Sabbath when we passed his mother's house. "I also want to go to church," he used to cry fervently. We always found him still crying on our way back. His mother tried to dissuade him but he persisted.
We always found little Gift still in tears on our way back. But Jesus was right in what He said in Mark 10:14, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God." So his mother started to bath him and dress him in his best so we could pick him up for Church and bring him back afterward.
Our "pastor" has not missed a single Sabbath since December and there are indications of his mother following him into the Church.
On February 11, 2019, Filius wrote to us:
We had a wonderful Sabbath and the mother of our "pastor" (3 year old Gift) has become a constant attendee.
Updated March 16, 2019
Gift's mother now a forward-looking member voluntarily involved in helping fetch water on her head for building old Alimakiyo's house funded by Good Works
-- Filius & Chosiwe