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A Zimbabwean's Legacy

A Zimbabwean's Legacy

This week I’ve been encouraged by the legacy of a Zimbabwean believer who was used to further the cause of equality in South Africa. Albert Luthuli was born in 1898 near Bulawayo in what is now Zimbabwe. His mother had lived in the household of a Zulu king and on his father’s side both his grandfather and uncle had served as tribal chiefs. It was an impressive pedigree for a future leader, but it was the influence of an earnest older African minister that was used to lead him to faith and the devout atmosphere of an African evangelist’s family with whom he lodged that stirred his calling to become a lay preacher.