Every Friday I get out of my desk job (that is a lot less “desk” than most HR Administrators) and go to Gaborone’s poorest area: Old Naledi, and provide help for the feeding programme. Mostly, I hold kids hands, play with them, talk to them (my Setswana is coming… albeit SLOWLY), hand out fruit, and wash dishes.
Is this showing Jesus to these kids? I hope so. Because though it might be frustrating, and I can easily become discouraged: I have to remind myself that the Lord will use our feeble attempts. These kids get a few hours to see what love is all about before they head back to their oppressive lives. God is all-powerful, and He will use it for His glory.