Forgotten Voices' Mission:

"Demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ by equipping local churches in southern Africa to meet the physical & spiritual needs of children orphaned by AIDS in their communities."

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Stop 11 of 25: Meet Remmy & BICC Copperbelt

You've all met Remmy (click to see a video of my reflection on him) in previous posts, but I thought you should also know that we are hoping to partner with his denomination to help four churches meet the physical & spiritual needs of children orphaned by AIDS in the Copperbelt Region of Zambia.

The Copperbelt is RIGHT in the middle of Zambia, where -- you guessed it --- copper is plentiful. It marks the divide between the east and west. The region sits just 3-4 hrs north of Lusaka, the nation's capital.

Forgotten Voices is hoping to partner with the Brethren in Christ Copperbelt to assist 4 churches in their efforts to care for over 100 children orphaned by AIDS. Forgotten Voices already assists the Brethren in Christ's Compassionate Ministries Programme in Zambia, but this project's reach from Choma, Zambia doesn't quite get up to the Copperbelt.

IMPACT: 100 orphans, 10 home based care patients, 60 widows and the vulnerable will attend skills training, 60 widows will receive income generating project support.

NEED: To do this, we need funds by mid-December, as Neatness' video shared with you. If you feel led to give, please do so by visiting us online OR by sending a check to Forgotten Voices; PO Box 1368; Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-1368.

PRAY: Pray for the BICC, as they have 10 churches in the region, but we are only starting with 4, as we don't even have funds to help the 4 yet. Pray that God will raise up supporters locally and around the world to help these churches. Pray for the pastors and volunteers, who are literally rescuing children and assisting families that are bringing children to them -- with no one to turn to after a neighbor has passed away, leaving the kids behind. Pray for wisdom and peace.

NEXT STOP: We will turn to the BICC Compassionate Ministries - Zambia project, mentioned above, which we are proud to support.

Thanks for reading!!


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