As 2019 draws to a close, we consider what we have achieved in many areas, especially for God’s kingdom. Taffy Chifamuna, a gospel worker in South Africa, had the opportunity to rejoice in the legacy he left in Botswana, where he and his wife Gracious had led a campus ministry for several years.

As you read his story, reflect on the legacy you are leaving where you are, and ask God if there are any changes He would like you to make in 2020 — whether drawing nearer to Him, or reaching out further to love, witness and disciple others, or both. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Pray2020!

“The 400kms we had to travel in the extreme summer heat felt like a short 15-minute ride,” Taffy Chifamuna wrote to his ministry partners on November 11. “My wife’s and my hearts were full of joy, because we were attending the wedding of one of the former BotsCru students who has been volunteering with Campus Crusade for Christ in Botswana since graduation.”

Taffy and Gracious had led the campus ministry in Botswana for several years before moving to South Africa and leaving the ministry in the hands of former disciples, none of them full-time gospel workers. “The sweetest part,” Taffy continued, “is the fact that our disciple got married to one of the Campus Crusade staff members serving in Eswatini (Swaziland). We met over 20 people who are involved in our ministry today. It was such a blessing to see how the Lord is working in their lives. 

“One person that brought the greatest joy to us was Sonnyboy Ndumo. I met him together with four of his friends when he was in his first year of studies at the University of Botswana. He has long since graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. When we got back to South Africa from Botswana, this is what he wrote to me: ‘Mr. Taffy, Sir! Guess what? The same dormitory where you used to come and see me while I was doing my first year — today I am serving there as well as I pour out what you poured into me… The chain continues.’

“These words touched me. When you think it of it, your investment is still impacting lives. I am so thankful to the Lord for the lasting legacy of faith that you enabled us to be a part of through your prayer and financial support.”

Taffy’s words to his ministry partners about his legacy of faith on November 11 have an extra poignancy. On November 17, the young father of four suddenly collapsed at a fundraising event for the ministry and went into the presence of Jesus. Taffy rejoiced to see the fruit of his labors, and then the Lord took him home to continue rejoicing forever.