A visit to Embalenhle (St Joseph’s Parish)

by Babe Khoza

We visited one of our most remote outstations which had not been visited in a long long time, Embalenhle outstation. We prayed with them and shared the Word, we also visited old members who have become bedridden due to ill health. They were very happy about the visit.

We had brought them the ash from Fr Francis Motsa, we were shocked to discover that almost all the kids there had never been exposed to this very important activity of our Catholic Calender. It was unfortunate however, that we forgot to bring the Holy Communion.

We feasted together after the service and we went on to visit the sick. Tears are welling in my eyes as I write this.

The bretheren there told us that they had more than 23 members of their youth that have been enticed by the Free Evangelicals, whose church is not far from our outstation and they said it is a new church in the area, hence they targeted our youth by playing the organ/piano.

Had they attended Sisendleleni kanyekanye lessons such would not have happened. The piano attracted them, considering that most of the children are from disadvantaged families. Basicedzile ngalamagumbagumba impela.

This Chapel reminds me of OLOS outstation at Siphambanweni