T.D. Jakes in South Africa

T.D. Jakes in Africa
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 20, 2008

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The chief of Mveso (in the background) is Nelson Mandela’s grandson, who welcomed Bishop Jakes with an official ceremony.

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A little boy in the village of Mveso welcomed Bishop T.D. Jakes.

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Bishop Jakes went to Mveso to help build an irrigation system for the village, which is need of clean drinking water.

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The children looked on as Bishop Jakes also participated in a tree-planting ceremony.

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A woman in the village of Mveso.

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A woman in traditional South African dress.

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Women in the village helped make a dress for Bishop Jakes’ wife.

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Bishop T.D. Jakes said he was “honored” by the ceremony. Chief Mandela (right) named him a “patron and ambassador of Mveso,” allowing Jakes to return whenever he pleased.

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Mveso is the birthplace of former South African President Nelson Mandela (his grandson seen here with Bishop T.D. Jakes) and is where the Nelson Mandela Museum is located.

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