Muka [moo-KAH] is the third wife of a Himba headman living in northern Namibia.
MukaCourtesy of SS Office of Adventist Mission
While some Himba children have gone to school, few who remain in the settlements can read or write. They pass their history and culture to their children during story times around a fire in the evening.
For more than 15 years Adventist missionaries have been working with the Himba, befriending them, teaching them about God, showing they care. They prayed for [...]
When I was a child, my family lived near the Adventist church in our town in northern Namibia. Mother took us to church, though we weren’t Adventists. I liked church. On Sabbath afternoon, we’d go to Himba villages to sing and talk to them about God. Then when I was 8 years old, we moved away, and I couldn’t go to church anymore.
Willem HifikepunyeCourtesy of CG Adventist Mission
As I grew up I began bullying other kids at school. [...]
Irunga stepped outside the mud hut that was her father’s home.
Image © Steve Creitz from GoodSalt.com
She had hoped that he would understand that becoming a Christian didn’t mean she was rejecting her family’s traditions. She loved her family, but now God was more important.
Irunga is a Herero, a tribal people living in northern Namibia. She grew up watching her grandfather sit before the holy fire and talk to the ancestors, asking them to tell God the family’s concerns.
When she [...]