A Green Christmas for Gogo Daisy in Swaziland
As the members of Bolomehluko a Social development focussed group, we decided to spend our Christmas day with Gogo Daizy who is now bed ridden and living with her grandson in Manzini Our aim focus was to clean her house and yard and share some Christmas time with her and give her a lovely hamper of food..
Since we are a Green Diocese it would not be enough to do social development without doing something for the environment when the country is faced with such drought, so this is what we did:
We planted 2 trees (mango and avocado) in her backyard which will later be a source of food and income for the family as well as reducing their Carbon foot print. While planting the trees we used prayers from Season of Creation on tree planting and a collect on water when watering the tree. Rev. W. Dlamini from Manzini Parish led us in the prayers and blessed the work of our hands. We also prayed for Environmental Justice and those affected by Climate Change using prayers from Season of Creation.
We later presented some food hampers to gogo Daizy and gave her a copy of Season of Creation to cite a prayer and she promised to keep praying