Tadala Kingstone: A Cheerful Heart
The beautiful Tadala!
We are pleased to introduce our student of the week Tadala Kingstone. What a beautiful name! Tadala lives Maijga in Balaka. She is the second born daughter in a family of four children. The first born child died when she was very young. Tadala loves her family very much for their care and provision for her. She also enjoys going to the Apostolic church with her grandfather each week. Unfortunately, Tadala has had to earn money on the streets for seven years now and was unable to continue her education after the third grade. Despite her circumstances, because she is such a hard worker, we are confident that she will succeed!
What would you like to be when you get older?
A pilot! She admires the idea of being able to fly in the air.
What is your biggest dream?
To be a caregiver and have her own large organization
What is your favorite game to play?
Netball! (maybe something similar to volleyball)
What makes your family unique?
Her parents teach her and her siblings to always work hard.
If you could have a superpower for only one day, what would it be?
It seems that Tadala is happy in her own skin. She said that if she were invisible for day, she would pray to God that she would become visible again. ( she’s going against the grain, I like it!)
Use 5 words that would best describe you:
Friendly. Cheerful. Faithful. Fun. Hard worker.
What gift would you give if you could give one gift to every child in the world?
She would give them all money ($$$)
What is the most useful thing you are learning right now?
Everything from Agape Scholars (Education) and the Word of God
What animal would you like to be for a day?
A beautiful Zebra
What is heaven like to you?
Heaven is a beautiful place!
When you pray, what do you imagine God looks like?
God is a beautiful man with a white robe.
Lord, today we are so thankful for Tadala’s beautiful, bright smile. We admire her desire to obey you and her parents. We also admire her fun and silly spirit. We know she must bring so much joy to those around her. God, we ask that you would meet every need that she has whether it be spiritually, financially, or educationally. She has a bright future because of who you are. Let her know that is loved and cared for. Let her know that her dreams are important to you and you long to fill the desires of her heart.
As I look at Tadala, I am reminded that, “A cheerful heart is good medicine.” “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” Zephaniah 3:17