When we moved to Johannesburg in 1999, I was very nervous to take on domestic help, as I had had an awful experience with a previous helper who stole alot of my jewelry, clothes, CDs and even chickens out of our freezer.
I decided to write a list of the qualities I required in my new helper. I gave a copy to an African lady at our church, and told her that if she knew of anyone who fitted this description she was to send the lady over to me for an interview. Then I prayed.
Basically I was looking for a gentle, Christian lady who was reliable, trustworthy and good with small children. Also on the list was " to have a good attitude and to be friendly." Notice I mentioned nothing about being a good cleaner, cook, washer or ironer! I just wanted someone that would fit well into our family ........ and that is exactly what I got. Yes, we've had a couple of challenges but all in all Nelly has been a real blessing to us all!
She has become an integral part of our family and in Sept of this year she will have worked 10 years for us.
Please keep her in your prayers ...... she means a great deal to us. Miss Tanzi adores her "Lelly".