Monday, February 27, 2012
I think of and miss Africa often, but it stopped being an every day thing after a while. I still want to go back, desperately... but I don't think about it constantly. I wrote on Nkosi's wall to see if he would be coming to Knoxville, and HE SAID HE WAS! I was thrilled to hear this! I'll have to talk more about him specifically in another post. He is probably the most genuine person I have ever met. His life is so simple, so impoverished, but yet he loves so hard. He loves Young Life leaders, he loves high school kids, and above all he loves the Lord. So well. He has had a rough, sad life. He has nothing to offer but Jesus Christ. But, man, does he offer Him to others.
I was so blessed to get to spend a few weeks watching Nkosi live his life in Zimbabwe, but how cool that he got to come and see a glimpse of my life?! I hope he enjoyed it instead of just being completely disgusted by it. I only got to see him briefly at the Young Life house when he and two other Africans came to share about their ministries. It was incredible to hear and so cool that I could actually picture what they were talking about since I had seen life in Zimbabwe. It made that longing and desire to go back even stronger. I miss it.