The actions that speak louder than words had sowed and sowing something in this little boy’s mind that many of us are unaware of. (credit: social media)
I accessed these two sermons not by voice but deeds and the two persons that ministered to me weren’t political leaders nor clerics nor famous people, in fact I don’t even know their faiths and they might not even know something about them touched a sensitive cord in me which I can’t forget my entire life.
These two men (one in Osun and the other in Lagos State) make shoes – sandals, palm slippers … but they themselves don’t have shoes but not because they couldn’t afford it but because they have special physical challenges which deny them access to shoes.
The very first time (2007/2008) I had contact with one I felt so humble, little and the humanity in him came forth like flood waters.
About 6 years later I came across another but this time around it was in Lagos and he brought back past memories.
Two anonymous people impacting humanity in their own small but very big ways.
There are so many lessons to learn from their stories which range from humanity through patience to diligence. In spite of their challenges they are self-employed and ready to become employers of labour as well and I’ll be pretty glad if NGOs … come to their aid.
I wrote about them years ago and still publishing their stories because the two sermons by these anonymous persons were phenomenally inspiring and unforgettable.
I know another brother in a similar condition but working another job and I learnt he’s a graduate.
These people are industrious and need financial empowerment.