A Good Life
They consider themselves fortunate because they were able to buy their own "house" when they got married and make enough to help support Anthony's mother, but that doesn't mean much. When it rains, they have to rearrange their possessions so they don't get wet. When it rains hard, the only way to keep their stuff dry is to hang it from the rafters.
That's why Pastor Shadrack is focusing on "taking Mitumba out of the people, not the people out of Mitumba." It's possible to change the people who live there, but not likely possible to ever make the physical reality of slums go away.
Though they don't have much, the family is happy. Like that young couple in your church or neighborhood, Anthony and his wife are silly in love (even my cynical self had to admit it was heart-warming to watch them). Even the two young kids, one pictured below, are happy. But above all, Anthony and his family are hopeful. He said, "It might be too late for me, but I hope my kids-" and here Pastor Shadrach interjected, "It's not too late for you!" He continued with an infectious grin, "Maybe it's not too late for me. But I hope my kids will be able to have a good life."