The week before Christmas, I had the opportunity to travel with the Kilmers to take our Zulu pastor and his wife home to see his mama.
We traveled out to “countryside”
(that is what they call the country),
passing many sugar cane fields along the way.
Pastor Bheki grew up here on this farm.
His mam cooks in this traditional Zulu kitchen.
She makes everything over a fire.
Our season is Summer now,
so it can get very hot cooking in this kitchen.
Karen and I helped cut some butternut and carrots
for our noon meal.
If you have ever cut uncooked butternut,
you know it is not an easy task.
It was especially hard to cut with such big knives
that they gave us.
After we finished the preparations for the meal, Karen and I walked down to a river near their home.
You can see how the amount of rain we were having during rainy season washed out their bridge.
part of the water to the other side. Many people were going without bread because of the bridge being washed out.
Bread is the main staple in a Zulu person’s diet.
Gogo Nzama (Pastor Bheki's mama & neices)
|Pastor Bheki's brother & friend|
Before lunch, we got to snap a picture of Zandile (Pastor Bheki’s wife) as she was cooking.
I also had a chance to talk a little
with Mama Nzama (Bheki’s mom).
You can see from the pictures that Pastor Bheki
gets his smile from his mama.
We sat inside Mama Nzama’s living room and ate a delicouse Zulu meal – chicken curry, rice, coleslaw, & butternut squash. I love their food!
While we ate, Pastor Bheki told us more about his family.
After our meal, everyone gathered
to hear a message from Pastor Don.
Most of Pastor Bheki’s family are still unsaved.
Please continue to pray for them
and for him and Zandile
as they minister at our church in Embo.