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."

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Zimbabwe Trip Update:

In case you're not aware, Ryan and a team from Forgotten Voices are now on the ground in Zimbabwe, making a 15 day journey to bolster relationships with partnering organizations, meet with local leaders, encourage friends, and bring hope to children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. The itinerary for the trip is packed with activity, you can see all the details in an older post. In the absence of a means for the team to communicate electronically, I wanted to give you an update on their present work.

Today the team is visiting with the original partners of Forgotten Voices: BICC Mtshabezi Hospital. The plan is to meet with home-based care volunteers (there are about 800 in all), the clinic staff and nurses, and of course the many patients located there. One of the many special voices at Mtshabezi is Neatness, you can watch her story here.

For more information about Forgotten Voices' ongoing partnership with Mtshabezi Hospital check out the list of project profiles. To give you an idea of the kind of impact your support has on this community, with the help of Forgotten Voices the BICC Mtshabezi Aids Program has been able to provide 2,400 school fees, train 800 home based care workers, and distribute more than 500 home based care kits!

Stay tuned for more details from the team as they continue their journey! If you're on twitter make sure you're following @ForgottenVoices.

God Bless!

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