Interview with Colisile Vilakati

What’s your greatest achievement since you came to serve your community?

Swazi Adventures in Missions Eswatini Staff
Colislie Vilakati was a shepherd serving at one of our CarePoints, which is a community center where children can get food, basic education, and mentoring

Seeing the kids being transformed under my supervision. It’s amazing. For example, there was a child who was suffering from low self-esteem that contributed to her bullying other kids in order to find closure in her heart. She was making up stories about them because the kids were not interested in making friends with her. She was feeling isolated, they even said naughty things about her. For example, they said she is “ugly and dirty” so she revenged by making stories. I sat down with her i told her how beautifully and wonderfully made she is by God, so she don’t have to listen to people about herself and how she looks because she is a child of God. After she heard these she started participating in class and activities in the CarePoint the was no more quarrelling with her friends. You can see that she has accepted who she is.

How are you willing to solve the issues of poverty in your community?

I think if we can get some capital to start some businesses because most kids finish school without knowing where to what they should do. So if we can start a sawing business, boys welding or electrician so that they can sustain themselves.


“I sat down with her i told her how beautifully and wonderfully made she is by God, so she don’t have to listen to people about herself and how she looks because she is a child of God.”

Colisile Vilakati, CarePoint Shepherd, 2018

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