First in a missionary Advent devotion series, Fatuma Kutela, an agricultural technician missionary from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, works with the West Angola Episcopal Area in Luanda, Angola.
By Fatuma Olangi Kutela Nana
November 8, 2021 | LUANDA, ANGOLA
Hope is like a light shining in a dark place; and it is the waiting which gives us endurance, confidence and joy in our daily lives, no matter what difficulties we might face.
Widows and the retired pastors are my mission’s primary beneficiaries. They are not used to meeting as a community. Instead of serving them separately, I call them together in one location to disperse the produce and other goods we bring. There are no other widows’ or retired pastors’ groups that I know of. I am always amazed to see them blossom like young people as they get time to recall their life’s journeys. You can hear laughter and see smiles on their faces. They do not have much time for such moments, and they make sure they fully enjoy them, and I thank God for them.
Being a widow, a retired person or, in short, a person in need, is not easy, but as long as we put our hope in God, we can smile in the midst of harsh conditions because God is the provider and God is love; God sent Jesus Christ to bring salvation to everyone. It is just a matter of accepting him as your Lord and Savior. It is same with all the difficulties we are facing in our life, it is just a matter of trusting that God the provider is on our side and will provide. That is why we should hold on to God with hope that something good is coming.
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