For the past six years I’ve had the privilege of working with Ebe Sikakane. Ebe serves as pastor to seniors at Richview. He’s a godly man and a good friend.
Ebe has just written a book called Wrestling with Apartheid. Here’s a description:
Apartheid’s evil and God’s grace are woven together in the life story of Ebenezer and Emily Sikakane. Raised in rural South African poverty and oppressed by white rule, God called Ebe and Emily first to himself and then to each other. Forged in the crucible of suffering and trust, hard work and humility, God transformed this Zulu couple into true ambassadors for Christ.
Ebe was one of the early evangelists and leaders of African Enterprise. Besides directing the Zulu ministry in Soweto he represented the cause of Christ throughout Africa and North America. Forced to flee South Africa in the late 70s, Ebe and Emily and their five children came to Toronto, Canada, where Ebenezer taught missions at Ontario Bible College (now Tyndale University College) for sixteen years. God raised up a black South African to teach and mentor scores of Canadian missionaries who today are serving the Lord around the world. The Sikakane story is a slice of salvation history, filled with the good news of God’s grace and mercy. As citizens of God’s Kingdom, Ebe and Emily embody the Great Commission. From a rural South African village they have gone to the ends of the earth to make disciples.
. I highly recommend it.