A Concrete Dream

Today the team packed up and headed up the long route to Tshaneni. After a restful and leisurely lunch at the Simunye Club, we checked into the brand-new Kudvumisa Guest House, where we were greeted by old and new friends alike.

After resting for a while, we headed to Mafucula for a lively revival service where Archer brought the word and Bradley and Matt delivered testimonies. It was a beautiful reunion with old friends and a spirited time of dancing, singing and praising the name of Jesus in our heart languages.

Walking into the Kudvumisa Guest House today was almost surreal for many on the team, as we had witnessed the construction of the property on previous trips. This property, once an overgrown, rubble filled, concrete dream, has been turned into a beautiful spacious guesthouse with comfortable rooms, a restaurant grade kitchen and access to the entire northeast region.

Isn’t that a little like what Jesus does with us? Jesus takes our ruins and our rubble and turns it into redemption. He takes the desolate places that seem like concrete dreams and turns them into hope. Jesus uses the dark and the dirt, and turns it into the light. He uses the broken, the sinner, the hungry and brings salvation.

“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.” – Luke‬ ‭19:10‬ ‭CSB‬‬

This place reflects Jesus in its walls. It’s very tile. The door handles. The mattresses. A concrete dream realized.