When I first came to work with WhizzKids United in 2008 I had certain expectations but I never would have guessed that I would meet my wife through the job. But life is full of interesting twists and turns like that!
Back in July 2009, we were cooperating with partner organisation MCDI to run a small life skills project in the rural town of Maphumulo, KwaZulu-Natal. It was decided that a representative from each organisation should go to Maphumulo to do an assessment of the project site. It would normally have been the responsibility of my colleague Paul, but as he was unavailable that day I went instead. The representative from MCDI was a beautiful young lady named Ayanda. Maphumulo is a one-and-a-half hour drive from Durban so we had a lot of time to chat in the car. Turns out we got along pretty well, and a little over three years later we were married!
Most of us who work in the non-profit sector do so because of we want to give, not because of what we want to get. Yet as a result of working with WhizzKids United I have gotten a wife and soulmate - one of the greatest blessings that life has to offer. Somehow when you sacrifice your own ambitions and live for other people, things have a way of working out in your own life. God is good!