We continue to monitor and be vigilant. We ask for many prayers for our safety. Thieves have become much more bold these days. For me it is not the fact that things may be stollen and that we have technology that is highly lucrative on the black market’s list. I mostly fear the trauma resulting from a theft event. When my husband and I chased a thief at 3am one morning, we succeeded in chasing him away but I was left with a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach when I realized that although I screamed like a banshee, no neighbor came out to support us or ensure we were okay. Yet they gawked at us from behind dark windows through slitted curtains.
Historically, this is not a lauded of Africans apart from original sin of selfishness. Ubuntu is a principle that is native to Africa. Yet modernization has displaced the cultural habits. We pray for ways to demonstrate the principles of Jesus, which are embedded in cultural history.
Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu term meaning “humanity”. It is sometimes translated as “I am because we are or “humanity towards others”Wikipedia