After hearing a Jubilee sermon last year which recommended radical simplicity and radical sharing as the true spirit of Jubilee, it dawned on this couple that they could radically simplify their lives and free up money for investing and also supporting God’s work.
They decided to move from their rented house in one of the nicest estates in Eastlands (Jacaranda) where rent was 30k a month to their 1/8 acre plot in Utawala where they used to rear chicken! They extended their chicken banda to create 2 rooms and a small sitting room, and also dug a pit latrine in time to move out in early Dec (even before piped water or electricity were connected)! Their move was extremely radical given that the wife was expecting a baby in December.
When Pst Richard visited the couple in early January, they were extremely joyful despite the inconveniences because the money they were saving on rent would allow them to develop their house without a loan. By this time, God had blessed them with a healthy baby boy, and by a miracle, the power company had fast tracked their connection!
Too radical? Maybe! But you’ve got to live like no one else today in order to be like no one else tomorrow! What would it take for you to #DefySwag and position yourself to radically occupy in 2013?
Edit: For context, check out the Occupy Economically sermon here