Nkosinathi Mathenjwa is a young protégé of Pastor Derrick Manqele who has been working with us since 2007. Nkosinathi who’s name means “God with us” has been working with team leader Derrick for about four years and is now the team leader of his own team. On Sunday afternoon Nkosinathi did not attend the team leader meeting because he was at home with his family because their mom had taken ill. The was old and has been ailing for a long time and then suddenly deteriorated last week. She passed away on Tuesday.
Nkosinathi is the youngest of siblings but they all live out in the rural areas where there are few jobs available so there is a high unemployment rate. Unfortunately in the African community they always expect for there to be a big party to commemorate the life of someone who has passed. It is expected of the family to provide. We have appealed to our supporters in this manner many times in the past and you have always been generous in providing for special needs like this. The funeral will be held on Saturday and South Africa is 9 hours ahead of us so there is not a lot of time to respond.