Just a month ago Tiffany Baca, the author of the below post, moved to South Africa to join the staff of Justice Doll, a YWAM ministry. She shared her experience with her friends recently (see http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5871ff8192&id=9321bed718). Can we join her to see and to pray with God’s eyes for beautiful Ocean View?
I got to stay in this cozy, adorable, little, yellow mission house…
…filled with Scriptures and pictures of the people in the neighborhood, stories of the challenges and victories and abundant with love.
It seems so far removed from its surroundings because of how you feel in the house, yet those that have lived in the house have invested, loved, cared, been in the nitty-gritty of, and rejoiced over its surroundings.
My amazing housemate took the time to show me around and explained to me the history of Ocean View. She shared about the families in the area, took me to church, and invited me into this space that teeters between over-coming and just-getting-by.
There are kids who grew up in Ocean View and prospered and raised their families seemingly unscathed by what goes on around them, and there are kids who grew up to reciprocate the violence around them.