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Divine Gift, Divine Purpose – Journey of Service is a powerful and mesmerising story of three life pillars – family, church and community– that spans eight-and-a-half decades. Born in 1930, Virginia Thudiso Gcabashe grew up in an evangelical Christian household was touched by the plight of her community from a young age and trained as a nurse to help enhance societal well-being. She became a committed ecumenist who maximised her talent to connect, engage and collaborate to serve the greater good of humanity and the world with an altruistic mindset. Among her endeavours as a paragon of progressive views, Virginia was a leading campaigner against apartheid in South Africa and racism in the Methodist Church. She was a fighter for women’s emancipation, a social entrepreneur and community activist. Virginia’s commitment to children also led her to co-initiate and lead the Sibusisiwe Child and Family Welfare Society. In recognition of her extraordinary achievements and contributions, Virginia received numerous honours, including the highest and most prestigious awards. This book is more than a fascinating story of an epic life: in it, you will find history, politics, anti-apartheid theology, principles and values, which add much value to the book and encourage the reader to think differently about life and the issues we deal with, daily, in South Africa.