• A woman who epitomised the Micah challenge

    Posted by Micah Challenge

    3 July, 2012

    One of Micah Challenge's supporters, Anne Camac, reflects on the inspirational life of the late Lyn Lusi (co-founder of HEAL Africa) who knew what it meant to raise her voice for justice on behalf of the poor.

    "It was with great sadness that I have read of Lyn Lusi's death in March.  Lyn was a co-founder of HEAL Africa - a partner ministry of CNEC Australia (now called World Share). Lyn dedicated her life to sharing and showing the love of Jesus to women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in particular to victims of sexual violence and abuse. Many Micah Challenge supporters will remember Lyn as one of our keynote speakers at Voices for Justice in 2009.

    Lyn talked with great compassion about the plight of women in DRC, where sexual violence is often used as a weapon of war. I remember her story of a woman grieving for her murdered husband, whose child also died whilst they were walking for days trying to get to safety.

    When some of the delegates at Voices for Justice were lamenting about how difficult it was to get our political leaders to listen to them on issues of poverty, Lyn's response was a calm, but practical  "well, you live in a country where you get to elect your leaders".

    Lyn was an inspiration to me. She is one of the reasons I am still part of Micah Challenge and why I want to use my voice to speak on behalf of the women of Democratic Republic of Congo. Not only her words, but also her life, epitomised Micah's challenge to us all - to live a Godly life filled with mercy and striving for justice." - Anne Camac

    Lyn Lusi at Voices for Justice 2009 Lyn Lusi at Voices for Justice 2009 Lyn Lusi at Voices for Justice 2009