|Mohau is on my left|
Mohau and his older sister have been living alone for the last several years, as both parents passed away due to cancer. The home situation was not a good environment for a young man to focus on his academics or his relationship with the Lord. At the end of last year Mohau’s school results showed many “opportunities for improvement” and he began looking for another place to live. About the same time God opened up an place in the flat we’ve renovated for just such circumstances.
Mohau has been staying with us for about 3 weeks now. He moved in with a backpack and two grocery bags. That was the extent of his belongings, and the backpack was full of school materials. The first week he was with us we had a severe thunderstorm and he arrived home from school soaked to the bone. His school shoes, stitched together with pieces of wire, were sopping. Those were his only pair of shoes. So we had the privilege of taking him down to the shoe store to purchase a pair of shoes. Helping him through the selection process was pretty cool, as he weighed out the functionality, price, durability and attractiveness of the different options. Just the day before he had asked if I knew of any way to solve shoe-odor in his school shoes. He hadn’t said they were his only pair, or asked about new shoes. He just wanted to know how to get rid of the smell. Of course, a little baking soda will do the trick. But the bigger issue is he also only had one pair of socks to go with those shoes. So it’s no wonder they started to get a little musty.
Continue to pray for Mohau, for his growth spiritually and intellectually.