In part 2 of this interview with ITMI’s Kelly and Cherise Smith, they’re letting us in on what it’s like sharing the Gospel as “white people” living in an African village, sharing some exciting new places God is taking their ministry, a little about their Thanksgivings in South Africa and why they’re now doing something they thought they wouldn’t do when they first arrived in KwaZulu Natal.
When Kelly and Cherise Smith arrived home at 7 Rivers Farm in KwaZulu Natal last June, winter holiday was in full swing for the cluster of three Zulu villages in the area. They’d done – once again – one of the hardest things about being on the mission field. They’d…
In this episode, Kelly and Cherise Smith are sharing what it’s like living among the Zulu tribe in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. They’re sharing some remarkable things Zulu women and girls do as part of their daily lives, the extents people are going to so they can attend Kelly and Cherise’s monthly “Bible Verse Shop” outreach and a few only-in-africa stories of snake bites, late night labors and extreme runs to the hospital!
“Perhaps it’s hard to believe, (or understand) but the misuse and wrong interpretation of the Bible often leads to domestic neglect and abuse in India,” writes our partner, Molly. Molly continues…”
During this season of giving, we asked ITMI partners to share their heartfelt answers to several questions. May their answers bless and encourage you!
Sunlight falling from the wide, blue sky above the hills of Zulu Natal, South Africa glinted from the water as it tumbled from the small spigot into the black plastic 5-gallon bucket. The community water source is atop one of the many steep hills that envelope this Zulu settlement. From the high vantage point, the surrounding bubbly terrain stretches to the horizon. Traversing the hills is tough, even for the young.But for the elderly to do it while carrying full buckets of water is…
“When I pass away, I want Mr. Smith to bury me.” It took a great deal of courage for Mrs. Khawula to share this with just one member of her family. Mrs. Khawula’s health was failing. She had HIV. The elderly Zulu woman contracted the deadly virus bathing her daughter each day without gloves.