Pace Yourself

“What matters is that you’re trying, and you’re learning to seek grace as you learn to pace yourself,” Morgan Harper Nichols

Nyameka interviewing our teammate, Caroline Shave, for Episode 7.

              April is the most notorious month in South Africa for ministry. The public holidays, observance of Easter and school holidays bring many interruptions to routines. This year we add the continuance of the pandemic that plagues our lives.  As my colleague and I planned out our content for social media, we came up with a project that intersects her passions for God and engaging people – Race, Politics and Music with Nyameka, RPM for short.

              During the month of April, we recorded the content and edited the podcast.  The first season launched on a special holiday in South Africa, Freedom Day (27 April).  Freedom Day marks the first democratic election for the Republic of South Africa.  It has been 27 years since these elections took place.  As the years move ever so quickly, we thought it would be a great idea for us to reflect on the progress our ministry. We desired thoughtful conversation that ponders our present reality and how it affects the way we love each other, care for the widows, orphans, and the poor in South Africa.  These conversations will be helpful as we move forward with one heart and spirit.  This pandemic has highlighted the harvest that needs the gospel in a wholistic way.   

              Season 1 is available on Spotify and YouTube.  Leon was the first guest.  You can listen here.  He has worked tirelessly behind the scenes of this effort.  We recorded eight episodes for a podcast and our CCCSA YouTube channel. Our goal is to use these conversations to engage those who email and make contact.  We can also share the content with friends we have made throughout the year.  Pray that God would give us fruitful conversations with non-believers and believers resulting in multiplying disciples.

Sincerely,

Melanie Best

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