Thando lived as a passionate disciple of Jesus. She purposefully pursued relationships that would grow her faith and that would also grow other’s belief in our Lord. She was keen to point out bluntly what was wrong when something went wayward. Yet she deeply and authentically loved people even strangers.
In 2009, Thando settled in Jeffreys Bay and started attending Ithemba Family Church. It is from there combined with being a member of the Disciples of God that she eventually gave her life to Christ as her saviour and Messiah. She publicly professed following Jesus and asked to be baptized in the Indian Ocean.
Her life since then shifted significantly towards serving the lost. In 2010 she became a student of the Leadership Experience servant leadership training school which she would eventually lead as dean of students. Thando’s work ethic conjured trust and reliability which made it easy for the LXP leadership to entrust her with the management of finances, transport and leading the Purity Avenue and Compassion ministries after the founders left LXP.
A lifelong learner, she was in pursuant of a Bachelors Degree in Social Work.
She lived. She loved. She laughed.
Thando’s life is forever to be celebrated. May Her Soul Rest In Peace.
So many friends and colleagues have asked how to help. The Leadership Experience (LXP) Trust is collecting donations to offset funeral costs and to build a legacy fund towards programs and projects that Thando was passionate about. You can either donate via the LXP Paypal link provided here or by EFT if you are in South Africa. Please check the details below.
Here’s an online opportunity to give towards Thando’s Legacy Fund as we show our love and respect for our dear sister.
First National Bank
Account Name: Leadership Experience (LXP) Trust
Account Number: 6231359012
Branch code: 210515
Physical Address: Shop G51 Fountains Mall Jeffreys’ Bay, EC, ZA
Postal address: Private Bag X5, Jeffreys Bay, 6330
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
Thando’s Legacy Fund
“Indeed Your Word is sweeter than honey. Oh! That I may linger longer here in your Word. That you may grant me spiritual wisdom and understanding to know You better“
In her own words from a Facebook Note she coined on April 12, 2010, at 3:57 PM, Thando wrote;
“It’s not about us, but about God. The purpose of our life is far greater than our own personal fulfilment, our peace of mind, career, wildest dreams and ambitions even happiness.
If we want to know why we are placed on this planet, we must be with God.
The search for the purpose of life has puzzled people for thousands of years. That’s because we typically begin at the wrong starting point – “OURSELVES”. We ask self-centred questions like what do I want to be? What should I do with my life? What are my goals, my ambitions, my dreams for my future? But focusing on ourselves will never reveal our life’s purpose.
Only the Creator or the owner’s manual could reveal its purpose. We were made BY God FOR God- and until we understand that, life will never make sense. It is only in God that we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance and our destiny.
LIFE IS ABOUT LETTING GOD USE YOU FOR HIS PURPOSE, not you using Him for your own purpose.
It’s about becoming what God created you to be. Asking Him.
WITHOUT GOD LIFE MAKES NO SENSE.”