Talking to The Luke Commission supporters, committed staff member Sipho Mabuza says: “We pray for you. To those who give supplies and money, may God bless your homes and your lives. TLC is not finished yet. We are still on the starting edge to help people so needy.”
When Sipho was young, he played on the Swaziland soccer team. “That’s all I thought about and didn’t know God was putting serving people in my heart.” Sipho does remember helping injured neighbors and animals.
On the outreach team, Sipho comforts those who are scared, prays with those who are troubled, counsels those who are making decisions, and drives any of TLC’s large trucks and passenger vehicles. He also trains new drivers by the scores. On the campus, Sipho contacts patients who still need help, takes calls at all times of day and night, and models compassion.
His hero is South Africa’s leader during and after apartheid, Nelson Mandela. To show his love for Swaziland, Sipho named his youngest daughter “Swazi.” He has an older daughter and a son, and one deceased daughter, and still cares for his elderly mother. His father died when he was a small boy.
“I want my children to be educated and to live a life for Jesus. I don’t want them to fear any man; fear only God,” says Sipho.
About his beloved TLC, Sipho says he is the “old man (early 40s) who has been here many years. We are to show the love of Jesus to the sick and to those who don’t know Him. Jesus said ‘Follow me,' and that’s exactly what TLC does. We help people with the physical and spiritual. This is where I will die.”