This past month we really started digging into the language. This can sometimes (A lot of times) get frustrating, but with every sentence we learn, we feel more connected the Xhosa people. So we are motivated to keep working. I have also been blessed with opportunities to preach and was able to preach a 5 minute message in Xhosa in a children's class.
When we were here in 2015, I had the opportunity to disciple a little boy named Miso. At the time he was 9. I was excited to see he was still faithful in church when we returned a couple months ago. Miso is still my buddy, and now he helps me with visitation on Saturdays. I’m praying God will send more young men just like him, to train and disciple!
While we are in language school, we are attending a church planted by missionary Mark Coffey, in the township Kwadwesi. While making this 30 minute drive to church, we pass about 3 other townships. You can look in any direction and see house after house, shack after shack. There will always be people walking, children running around unattended. I don't have numbers or statistics for these exact townships; but as I make that drive to church every week, I think of the thousands of people living on top of each other. There is 1 gospel preaching church for them to attend. There needs to be more. Please pray that God will send laborers and that we can learn this language as quickly as possible.