April 26, 2021
Dear River of Life,
The power of discipleship.
The Goto family, and extended family, have been a special part of our church for many years.
I heard of the sad passing of Gogo Kucherera, maternal Grandmother to Tavonga Goto and Tendai Mhlanga, this last week but rejoice with the family in her faith in Christ.
Furthermore, I rejoice in her legacy of more offspring than any person I have ever known. 13 children, 63 grandchildren, 96 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren. 187 in total. With spouses included, the clan around this matriarch at the time of her passing must be in the region of 300+ people. From one marriage, a multitude.
What an amazing life and testimony.
The power of replication in discipleship is phenomenal. Where a group of 12 (or in Ambuya’s case, 13) are able to make more who will follow in the same pattern, the compounding effects become dizzying.
Let’s keep going, making true disciples, who will make true disciples, who will make true disciples….of all nations!
Thank-you, Lord, for this family and for every family represented in our church.