God’s comfort over loss

Pearl Serite, a returning writer is a young ambitious lady who delights herself in the Lord. She was born and raised in the village of Serowe. She appreciates Christian poetry, reading and writing. She fellowships at Pentecostal Holiness Church,Gaborone. Her relationship with music is one of a complete devotion especially songs that minister to her.Enjoy!

 

Sadness at the passing nature of life first hit me at about fifteen years old. I was doing my Form 2 then, yet it still feels like yesterday. Heart aching. I had a sense of loss, thinking it would never be the same again without my great grandmother. For with that thought came the feeling that all is lost. Fun and laughter. Folk tales and memorable historical war stories were all lost. It is through her that I learnt about our Setswana culture. Stories about societal groups according to age and gender termed as “mephato”. I liked hearing about “mophato wa malekantwa” which directly translates to war testers.

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Let me be black

Lisa Bokani Motsu a returning writer, is a Christian young girl aged 18 who has found the love in writing as she believes that writing is the core of life. Just from a tender age writing has always been her passion. Her best interest is going to church because in the house of God she feels his presence. She Apostolic Faith Mission Church of Portland Oregon she strives to live above sin. She can testify to say that Jesus lives and He can save. Enjoy!

I was a black child so they rejected me. Their anger towards me was very intense, failing to understand the simple concept that, they do not know I was born that way just from the day I was received into this earth. Oh yes! It is my colour, a black coloured child and please be my guest to call me a “black child” atleast this time I do not really mind and you know why?

I am an African child. The daughter who was born and raised in the low land of this earthly soil.

Like loam soil, she portrays the characteristics of being rich in colour and her texture is thick and vibrant. If I told you that the sun is at fault for darkening my skin, I would be lying. I would further drug you with lies if I cautioned you to not look at me.

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I Said Yes

Neo Gababotse, a returning writer, is a graduate of the University of Botswana with a bachelor’s degree in Public administration and Economics.  She is an Administrator at Rising Tswana. She is currently serving in the church education committee at Pentecostal Holiness Church. Enjoy!

I said yes to Him and my life has never been the same since that day. I can still remember the day like it was yesterday. At first I hesitated but He never gave up on me. Today I am one of the happiest ladies living. My life has never been the same since I said yes to Him and life changed instantly. It was like everything took a new turn in a blink of an eye. The thing that moved me about Him was the sincerity of his love towards me. I did not know Him then but somehow I was assured that He is the one that I want to spend the rest of my life loving.Certainly, there is something unique about Him and His ways.

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O Etla// Selfless Generation

Rising Tswana’s Kutlo Olerilwe, shares his experience at the Selfless Generation song launch titled “O Etla” which translates to, He is coming!

This past April, Selfless Generation launched their first ever single titled ‘O Etla’ which in English simply translates to ‘He is coming’. The single launch took place at Acts Church in Gaborone to a room packed with people who came out to support the contemporary gospel band.

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