The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Namibia: Life is much, much more

A few years ago, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia was internally divided and bankrupt. Restructuring and underspending by $1 million wouldn't be enough for the church to sustain itself. Its bishop, Zephania Kameeta, had to preach stewardship to hungry people.

"Jesus tells us not to worry about food, clothing or everyday life," he told the ELCA Division for Global Mission board at its fall 2004 meeting. "But in areas where there is only poverty and nakedness ... how can you preach this?"

Yet something amazing happened when he did.

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