During the fighting three years ago, the leader, Joachim, his family and some members of our congregation, fled for their lives as refugees and made camp at Nhataka. They came with no more than the clothes on their backs and a small bundle of personal goods carried on their heads. It didn’t take them long to establish a thriving little church.
The suffering and pain these have been through is incomprehensible, yet they love, live, laugh and worship God with all their heart. They received us with so much warmth and poured out their generosity upon us. They brought their church offerings to the altar as they do every Sunday morning, but today they gathered up the little bowl of money and two pigeons, and then gave it all to us, not keeping one coin. Ohh! How could we possible take it? Yet to refuse would have hurt them deeply, they gave with such joy, they were excited to give to us!