Each week before we begin our new lesson at the women's meeting we review the one from the week before and I always ask the women if they told anyone that story. This week about 6 of the women had gone out and told their neighbor, their husband, or their children. If you will remember last week I had told them the story of the Prodigal son. Amai Banda had told her husband about the story and then told me that she had the opportunity this past week to live the story. She has 23 grandchildren and most of them are living right there with her. This past year 3 of her grandchildren have gone off on their own and didn't tell anyone they were going. They haven't heard from them in all this time. One child has been gone for a year, one for six months, and the last one for two months. On Sat. two of them came home and one called. She told her husband that they could not fuss at them but that they had to accept them back in love and forgive them because that is what she learned in her lesson last week. Praise God!!! It is one thing to hear the word of God but to live it is even better.
At Chainda II one of the women asked a question during the lesson about her neighbor. She said that her neighbor will come and ask her to help with something but then later would insult her over something. She asked, "Am I to keep loving her?" I asked her, "what did Jesus do when people were insulting him, whipping him, and spitting on him? " She just hung her head, the task overwhelmed her. We talked for a while about this and she went away encouraged and ready to continue loving this neighbor.