Like many optimistic parents, I live with day-to-day worries and challenges trying to understand our family life and how it plays a part in my vision for a better future. For, in my vision poverty plays less of a role that it does now and certainly has in the past.
I am biological father of two boys and two girls. Yet, my own children do not differ in any way from the children of the Community Breakthrough Support Mission. I am a father to them all. I offer the same prayers to all of them. I believe that a child is a child, and that is why my children are being raised together with CBSM children: they go to the same school, share the same meals, carry out the same chores, play the games, etc.
If wishes were horses, then I wish that any person who comes in contact with me does not remain the same. I pray for better future for my children, and among the prayers is the hope they will be educated to university levels, they will marry and give birth to sons and daughters, have successful families, and they may continue fearing God in their lives.
Even though at times we may not have any resources to provide, and many people might consider us poor, this is not so. For, by nature, we don’t lack at all. We can’t be poor in everything, for God is gracious. Hence, I concentrate on offering prayers to those who are in contact with me. I feel it is a resource near to me.
In my own family, I’d like to see that the life of my children will be different from life we lived with our parents. This is done by identifying areas of weakness our family suffered and correcting these same difficulties in my family. One area that we are trying to address is how to utilise opportunity, especially the opportunity to attend school.
Education is the foundational light for the children. It’s the key to their future. My duty is to ensure that such notion is becomes known throughout our community. It is important that all children, whether girls or boys, utilise the opportunity of being in school. It is a first class tool to fight poverty. This teaching can influence poverty by eliminating illiteracy, enlightening children to prepare for their future.