meet my friend, ncobile

Here in S. Africa it is so very common to hire someone to clean your house. When we first moved here in 2007, I had a hard time with it. I kept thinking, “But I’m a missionary and hiring someone to clean my house sounds extravagant.” I was kind of pushed into it which was probably the only way it would have happened.

Since that time, I have become quite content with having the extra help. It’s one less thing I have to worry about, but honestly I’ve kept someone around for purposes bigger than me having my house clean. I love knowing that I can monetarily help an African family who really needs the money for things as basic as food and shelter, but I also love being able to invest relationally into someone’s life.


Today I want to introduce you to my friend, Ncobile. I love her. Ncobile is one of a kind. She’s someone I’ve seen amazing potential in. She is currently in our discipleship school that just started a couple of weeks ago, and I couldn’t be more excited for her. In fact, I get teary eyed thinking about it.

Living here I’ve realized that most Africans don’t have dreams for their lives. It’s about survival. You live day by day and don’t think about the future. I know that God has amazing dreams for Ncobile. His dreams for her go way beyond cleaning white women’s houses. He has dreams for her that involve making a difference in the kingdom.

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I don’t usually do this on this blog, but I felt like I should invite you, my readers, to be a part of those dreams for Ncobile. Her discipleship school lasts for 5 months and includes 3 months of lecture and 2 months of outreach. Her lecture fees and outreach costs total about $3000.

Would you consider giving toward this amazing woman of God?

There are two ways to give a tax deductible donation:

1. Online – Visit our website to give online. For program designation, choose University Village and for Attach Memo, enter Ncobile.

2. By check – Make checks payable to Ten Thousand Homes. Attach a separate note indicating it’s for Ncobile: DTS. Send to Ten Thousand Homes, P.O. Box 1874, Lexington, SC 29071.

Thank you, my friends!

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    January 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    She really sparkles!!!

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    January 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    She is beautiful.

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    January 31, 2013 at 3:31 am

    She is beautiful and I can just image the amazing dreams God has for her. I will be praying for her and those dreams!

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    January 31, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Keeping this in mind… blessings ~ tanna

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