November 2018

Serving Community

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Jeremiah Kuria
Kenya Director, Ubuntu Life

We live in a world that has so many challenges!  Diseases, poverty, war and countless other problems. Sometimes we get overwhelmed by the things we hear and face everyday. There has been encouragement from many circles for each an every human being to do the little they can to make a difference in their own little way.   We all need help at different times for different things. When the needs are basic to keep life going, it becomes very challenging.   We look up to receive a hand that can keep us going and make life bearable. I am thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in many peoples lives. Meeting needs physical, spiritual and emotional. 


Ubuntu has been instrumental in providing this opportunity for many who would love to join the Tribe of game changers.  Become a tribe member. Let’s make a difference. The Bible has wonderful admonition on how we need to live and serve not only as Christians but also as human beings. 

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross!

- Philippians 2:5-8

Therefore, Christian servanthood is not only serving Jesus, but serving with Jesus. It involves not just being servants of Christ, but being servants with Christ. I believe we all can learn from this on how we need to treat each other. What a joy, that we can make an impact in people’s lives by being true servants.

We are constantly being bombarded by problems that we face and sometimes we can get completely overwhelmed.The story of the hummingbird is about this huge forest being consumed by a fire. All the animals in the forest come out and they are transfixed as they watch the forest burning and they feel very overwhelmed, very powerless, except this little hummingbird. It says, ‘I’m going to do something about the fire!’ So it flies to the nearest stream and takes a drop of water. It puts it on the fire, and goes up and down, up and down, up and down, as fast as it can.In the meantime all the other animals, much bigger animals like the elephant with a big trunk that could bring much more water, they are standing there helpless. And they are saying to the hummingbird, ‘What do you think you can do? You are too little. This fire is too big. Your wings are too little and your beak is so small that you can only bring a small drop of water at a time.’But as they continue to discourage it, it turns to them without wasting any time and it tells them, ‘I am doing the best I can.’And that to me is what all of us should do. We should always be like a hummingbird. I may be insignificant, but I certainly don’t want to be like the animals watching the planet goes down the drain. I will be a hummingbird, I will do the best I can."

- Professor Wangari Mathai

I am challenged to serve God and make a difference in those lives of those that come my way. I welcome you to do the same. 

Do your good wherever you are however small. Mine is creating opportunities that empower! 

What’s yours?



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