For those of you who contributed to the fund to bring Mama Gumede to the states for a visit, we weren't able to get enough for the ticket. I went ahead and sent her the money to do what she wanted to with it. Below is the letter I got back from the Elder who delivered the check and sent me the picture.
Dear Brother Douglas,
I found your letter at the bottom of a pile in my office. It was supposed to be my reminder to email you this picture of Mama Gumede and myself with her gift. It was delivered to her in April, and the check turned into R5,646.26. The dollar is not what is used to be here. Mama Gumede was very appreciative and said that she would use it to give her husband a thanksgiving. I should thank you too, because naturally, she had to feed us, and it was my favorite, ujeqe....
Thank you very much for letting me be a part of this, you made a very considerable contribution to a great woman's happiness.
Elder Conor Dwyer