- A young man had a promising rugby career cut short following a devastating injury
- Kalib Johannes Missoe recovered from being in a coma and has initiated various projects to uplift his community
- Kalib explained to Briefly.co.za that he came close to moving to China at the beginning of this year, but is grateful he stayed to assist during the Covid-19 pandemic
Sometimes the unpopular decisions are the ones that we need to make in life.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Kalib Johannes Missoe had his promising rugby career cut short due to a life-threatening injury.
Kalib was injured while playing rugby four years ago and ended up in a coma for a week. He was declared brain dead at the Netcare Kuils River Hospital, but against all odds, he woke up.
His grateful mother, Esmaralda believes God was the reason for his recovery.
A few months ago, Kalib's plan was to head to China for studies following an exciting invitation.
Kalib revealed to Briefly.co.za how God steered him to change his plans just ahead of his trip to China.
"I prayed and received guidance from my Heavenly Father to take the offer. I was supposed to leave South Africa in the month of February 2020.
"In the month of February 2020, the month I was supposed to leave, my Father guided me, 'My son Kalib be patient one day you'll reach your destination be patient, do not leave now and run your organisation and assist the community. They need you right now' and just by then this Covid-19 pandemic started and I'm so grateful and thankful for God for protecting me on a daily basis and guiding me to doing the right thing.
"Just to think, I could've been in China and be stuck over there, I could've basically not made it today. "
In November, Kalib started a non-profit organisation called National Youth Development League with the aim of uplifting his community and youth in Belhar, Cape Town.
On a daily basis, the NPO connects with at least 300 people and distributes food to the poor. The young man has also initiated various projects to donate stationary and clothing to those in need.
Kalib revealed that times have been tough for his community and National Youth Development League since the Covid-19 pandemic struck.
Although income has been limited, Kalib takes pride in the fact that his mother and grandmother have been able to contribute, albeit with her state pension.
Kalib's story serves as an inspiration that adversity can be overcome and that anyone can make a difference.
He shared a powerful message to his fellow South Africans:
"The message I have for our fellow South Africans is that we as South Africans should be patient when you pray to God. Be patient as God heard your prayer and has great thing in store for you.
"It's time we unite and work together, if we unite and work together we can make a huge impact and change in South Africa. It's time for us to go out there and love and care for others, be there for others."
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