FAITH AND SPIRIT

MADELEINE BWENGE
Posted July 24, 2012 from Democratic Republic of the Congo

Permettez que je vous fasse mon experience personnelle dans la vie spirituelle. J'ai appris a voir la main du Seigneur dans ma vie. Mon conjoint a connu une mort subite depuis 1991, laissant a ma charge 4 fils, ages respectivement de 10ans, 7ans,5ans et 11mois pour le cadet. Quant a moi, j'etais agee de 29 ans. Je ne voyais aucun issu. Je me posais mille questions sur le sort des enfants. Seulement, je priais, je ne cessais de presenter ma detresse au Seigneur. Mon conjoint et moi, nous etions de la religion Catholique, notre souci etait d'elever nos enfants selon les recommandations de l'eglise catholique. Apres le deces de mon conjoint, j'apprenais a mes petits enfants de prier le chapelet, pour solliciter l'intercession de la Vierge Marie. Peu a peu, je leur apprenais a reciter le rosaire. Pendant ce temps j'allais aussi travailler dans un service public. Avant de me rendre au service, je preparais a manger aux enfants, car je n'avais plus de domestique pour m'aider a faire les travaux menagers. Au retour de l'ecole, les enfants devraient manger et, selon mes recommandations, ils devraient repeter les cours. L'aine etait en 4e primaire, le second en 2e et le 3e en gardienne. Je me demandais si j'aurais la possibilite de les faire scolariser. Grace a la priere, j'avais tout laisse entre les mains de Dieu, mais, toujours en travaillant. Aujourd'hui, j'ai vu la main de Dieu,Mes enfants ont grandi. Ils ont etudie. Le premier a termine les etudes en Agronomie en qualite d'ingenieur, le second est gradue en Management, le 3e etudie en 2e graduat en Mecanique et le cadet et en 1er doctorat en Medecine. Voila comment le Seigneur m'a benis. Il m'a beaucoup aide a ne pas mener une vie de desordre, car, on ne peut pas eduquer les enfants dans une famille monoparentale lorsque on mene une vie desordonne. Avec tous mes enfants, je continue a evoluer dans la spiritualite et nous continuons a observer les merveilles de notre Dieu. Dans nos difficules, nous continuons a implorer son secours et son soutien, J'ai connu plusieurs epreuves, mais je me suis ensortie par la grace du Seigneur. Je continue a le louer et a compter sur son soutien tout au long de ma vie.

English translation by PulseWire member ngalula

Let me share with you my personal experience in the spiritual life. I learned to see the Lord's hand in my life. My husband had suddenly died in 1991, leaving a me the responsibility of my four sons, aged respectively 10, 7, 5 years old and 11 months for the youngest. As for me, I was 29 years old. I saw no sense in this. I asked myself a thousand questions about the fate of my children. But I prayed, I gave my distress to the Lord.

My spouse and I, we were Catholic, our concern was to bring up our children according to the recommendations of the Catholic Church. After the death of my husband, I have taught my children to pray the rosary, asking for the intercession of the Virgin Mary. Little by little, I taught them to recite the rosary. During this time I was also working in a public service. Before going to the service, I was preparing the children so that they could eat, because I had no servant to help me do the housework. After the school, they should have eaten according to my recommendations, and then do the homework. The elder was in fourth year of the primary school, the second in the second year and the third was going at the nursery. I wondered if I would have the opportunity to educate them. Grace to prayer, I had left them in the hands of God, but I was still working.

Today, I see the hand of God, as my children grow up. They studied. The first has completed Agronomy studies in and is an engineer; the second is graduated in Management; the third is doing the second degree in Mechanics and the youngest is attending the first year of a Ph.D. in Medicine. This is how the Lord gave blessed me. It helps me a lot not to lead a life of disorder, because we cannot educate children in single-parent families where one leads a messy life.

With all my children, I continue to evolve in spirituality, and we continue to observe the wonders of our God. In our difficulties, we continue to implore His help and support, I have been through several tests, but I am getting out of them by the grace of the Lord. I continue to praise and count on His support throughout my life.

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Rebecca D
Jul 30, 2012
Jul 30, 2012

On voit bien que tu a été très courageuse malgrès les difficultés pour créer un meilleur avenir pour tes enfants... bravo!

MADELEINE BWENGE
Aug 02, 2012
Aug 02, 2012

Merci beaucoup ma chère Rebecca pour tous vos messages et pour les encouragements reçus de votre part. Le parcourt a été trop long et remplis d'épines qui ne cessent de nous piquer . Mais; heureusement; la main du Seigneur est très étendue sur nous: grâce à elle; je publie aujourd'hui les merveilles de Dieu.

MADELEINE BWENGE
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 18, 2013

Ma famille et moi-même tenons à vous présenter les meilleurs voeux de Santé, Prospérité, Réussite tout au long de cet exercice 2013. Je suis impatiente d'avoir de vos nouvelles. Je souhaiterai qu'au courant de cette année, que notre collaboration soit plus renforcée. Certainement qu'avec vous nous puissions réaliser plusieurs actions en faveur des femmes congolaises en détresse persistante. Avec mes remerciements anticipés.

Madeleine Bwenge Sud-Kivu RDC

Beatrice Ngalula Kabutakapua
Nov 05, 2012
Nov 05, 2012

Let me share with you my personal experience in the spiritual life. I learned to see the Lord's hand in my life. My husband had suddenly died in 1991, leaving a me the responsibility of my four sons, aged respectively 10, 7, 5 years old and 11 months for the youngest. As for me, I was 29 years old. I saw no sense in this. I asked myself a thousand questions about the fate of my children. But I prayed, I gave my distress to the Lord.

My spouse and I, we were Catholic, our concern was to bring up our children according to the recommendations of the Catholic Church. After the death of my husband, I have taught my children to pray the rosary, asking for the intercession of the Virgin Mary. Little by little, I taught them to recite the rosary. During this time I was also working in a public service. Before going to the service, I was preparing the children so that they could eat, because I had no servant to help me do the housework. After the school, they should have eaten according to my recommendations, and then do the homework. The elder was in fourth year of the primary school, the second in the second year and the third was going at the nursery. I wondered if I would have the opportunity to educate them. Grace to prayer, I had left them in the hands of God, but I was still working.

Today, I see the hand of God, as my children grow up. They studied. The first has completed Agronomy studies in and is an engineer; the second is graduated in Management; the third is doing the second degree in Mechanics and the youngest is attending the first year of a Ph.D. in Medicine. This is how the Lord gave blessed me. It helps me a lot not to lead a life of disorder, because we cannot educate children in single-parent families where one leads a messy life.

With all my children, I continue to evolve in spirituality, and we continue to observe the wonders of our God. In our difficulties, we continue to implore His help and support, I have been through several tests, but I am getting out of them by the grace of the Lord. I continue to praise and count on His support throughout my life.

weaverheart
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 15, 2012

Thank you for writing. Your strength, tenacity and faith are a testament to the beautiful family that you have sustained and has blossomed because of the food you gave, both physical and spiritual. Well done. In spite of circumstances that were heartbreaking, you kept on going and kept your vision strong. You will inspire many with your fortitude.

Many blessings to you and your family.

Laura

Heidi
Nov 29, 2012
Nov 29, 2012

You are a strong woman Madeleine. Thank you for sharing your spiritual story and the faith that has allowed you to grow and guide a beautiful family. The next generation needs examples of supportive men, women, neighbors and communities to thrive and you are a shining example of such support. Much love, Heidi

MADELEINE BWENGE
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 18, 2013

Thank you Heidi for your reflexion and encouragement. God is a lot of love for us. He is the father of the orphan . He is all for us.

Madeleine Bwenge

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South-Kivu Province DRC