My name is Gabrielle, also referred to as Jabu (my SiSwati name), and I am one of the 3 interns here at One Heart Africa this summer! I’m the youngest of the crew; I’m 18 and just finished high school! I will be attending Lee University in the fall to pursue a degree in journalism and a minor in intercultural studies. I have a huge passion for missions, and loving people – and I’m so excited to be here this summer to truly live and learn all about One Heart Africa and the difference they are making here!
Living in Swaziland so far is incomparable to any place I’ve ever ventured to. I’ve been on several mission trips to Haiti and traveled to many countries in the world, but there’s something different about this place! Living here has really helped me appreciate the beauty of their culture. The people here are so genuine and honest – the love here is simply awe-inspiring. With that comes the desperate need, and that is where One Heart Africa comes in to play. Being here over 3 weeks now, I can already see the huge impact that OHA is making on this community. OHA does more than just farm or feed, they are truly educating, empowering, and equipping the community. It’s hard to really see that when it’s not right in front of you, but let me tell you – big things are happening here and I can’t wait to help communicate that in these next few weeks!
I will be writing to you occasionally, as well as the other interns, as we all take part in heading up the media for OHA these next few months!
As for now, it was so nice to meet you!
Until next time,