Strategic Support Team
Winile, age 29, applied to join The Luke Commission in mid-2015. “When I came for trial, I was greeted warmly by people who didn’t know me, given a room, and shared a meal with a stranger. That’s not common in Eswatini. When we went to bed, my roommate asked to pray aloud. Next morning, she brought me water. I knew this must be a good place to work.”
At her first outreaches, Winile worked in the surgical room and then fitted new shoes on children. Although loving outreaches, Winile was hired as a logistics clerk. “I love that, too.” Today she is a leader for the admin & logistics wing of the strategic support team.
Growing up, Winile wanted to serve people. She graduated from high school, took college courses, joined a young person’s career group, became president, and went to conferences in South Africa. “But no one was grooming our character. I knew something was missing.”
Winile continues: “I wanted to get a job that connects me with Jesus Christ, and I’ve found that! I’ve never had a job where you pray every morning before you begin work.”
The mother of a 7-year-old daughter, Winile has also taken a HIV+ 10-year-old boy into her rented home near the Miracle Campus, to raise him as her own with much help from her TLC “family.”
Speaking about TLC supporters overseas, Winile says: “God has blessed them. But they think of other people they have never seen. They are sharing with the old people, who think nobody really cares anymore, and with HIV+ young, who fight a terrible but sometimes silent disease.”